Since being married, we have only been on two vacations. The first was our honeymoon and the second was just a few months after that.
He was away at AIT for our 1st anniversary last year. We unfortunately did not get to spend it together but we made the best of it and celebrated a few days later. Nothing too fancy but just enough for the year. We were not expecting to be able to spend our second anniversary together either but to our surprise we were! It was so unexpected, we did not know what to do! We ended up just enjoying time together and then getting dressed up and going to a fancy restaurant we both had been wanting to try. It doesn’t sound like much but it honestly was perfect.
Thinking that our anniversary celebrations were over we had no plans for the coming weekend. Despite me having the weekend off, my husband was scheduled to work both Saturday and Sunday. Then Friday night, he came home with the best news… He got the weekend off! As we sat there trying to figure out what to do with our unexpected weekend together we realized that he has been over 18 months since we had done any type of vacation. So with that, we picked a city, booked a hotel and started packing our bags.
Let me tell you, we had the best, most random, fun filled weekend. Being with him, exploring a new city, his hand in mine was more than either of us could ask for.
If nothing else, military life has taught us to appreciate every minute together and be present in every moment. Each anniversary will likely be different for us. We probably won’t be able to go to the same restaurant or place every year but each one will be uniquely beautiful.
(p.s. our anniversary was in July butttt I am just getting around to writing this post 🤷♀️)