Words cannot even describe how much I love my Mr. Penney. I love our simple date nights and any alone time we get. We are in a season of life where it's tricky for us to get away. And--- of course, leaving Bridger is no easy task. Last weekend we got to enjoy a whole weekend of fun together.
It started with attending a marriage conference with 6 other couple friends of ours:
Hank Smith, John Bytheway, and Meg Johnson entertained, spoke, and taught us so many great things! This marriage conference was hilarious, informative, and we all walked away better people for attending. And best of all, our marriage will be stronger for it as we have already implemented some great things they taught us. We then met up with several friends for dessert afterwards and laughed the night away.
The next morning Cade and I said goodbye to the kids and hit the road. :) We had 24 hours away, thanks to my sis. There are so many logistics that go into us leaving for an overnighter. Thankfully, I have an awesome sister who came and took the best care of my tribe and Cade and I got the chance to enjoy uninterrupted time together.
We went out to lunch, got to see the new movie 'The Greatest Showman", enjoyed some shopping, dinner, and then hit up the play, 'Cash on Demand' at the NEW Hales Theater in Sandy. That new theater is mind blowing amazing! I couldn't believe all the details.
The next morning we had to hustle home for church. Cade had to teach, I had to lead music in Primary, so it was back to reality. But---I do love our reality. I love our life together.
This year will mark 15 years of marriage. We have fought to keep our marriage strong since DAY 1. It's a work in progress... In fact, since Bridger was born, keeping our marriage strong has been a whole new ballgame. Divorce statistics on marriage for couples that have special needs children are off the charts. In fact... I heard a quote the other day that said, "Till' diagnosis do we part..." once again referring to the fact that parents of children with special needs divorce at a much higher rate.
Despite our crazy life challenges, we choose to choose each other time and time again. We've got eternity ahead of us and I can't wait to see what we have in store...