Steven and I were supposed to be on our honeymoon right now…
▪️ This picture was from our very first trip together to One Happy Island, it still stings that we won’t be going on wine tours in Napa or sitting on the beach in Hawaii right now. I know we are beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to go to Aruba for a few days after the wedding, but we’ve been planning this trip for quite some time and it does make my heart a little sad.
▪️ We went back and forth with where we wanted to honeymoon, but Steven being the amazing man he is granted my wish to go to Napa Valley, California and Hawaii. Two places, I’ve never been and have dreamt to go my whole life. Anybody who knows me…all I need is good wine and a beach.
▪️ There are many reasons why this trip was supposed to be memorable. To celebrate our marriage and love for one another. To take time away from our insanely busy schedules and be able to relax with each other.
▪️ One of the main reasons I was looking forward to this trip so much was because when I go on vacation with Steven, I forget everything stressful that is going on around me. I’ll never forget our very first trip together..it was to Aruba. I felt a sense of calmness I hadn’t felt in so long. Steven saw a side of me he had rarely seen. He saw a girl living life without a care in the world. He no longer saw the constant worrier, always picking herself apart in the mirror, telling him to stop when he said, “You’re beautiful” (I know, I sounded like such a keeper) 😂
▪️ But, I’m sure he was frightened if this was just “Vacation Melissa” or would there be a chance she could come back like this? Sure we came back and I had postvacation blues, but I worked harder in every aspect of my life so that we COULD go away together. I focused on recovery, relationships and work. This is the Melissa he fell in love with. ▪️ Although we weren’t able to away, enjoy just each other and celebrate EVERYTHING we’ve accomplished, it’ll all be okay. Everything happens for a reason right? It’ll be okay ♥️