So me and my husband decided to do something different this year. We skipped all the traditional lovey dovey stuff and went on an adventure. We decided to go out to the edge of town and look for a clearing. We had this idea about romance. We decided to find a clearing in a wooded area and have a picnic. The idea seemed perfect. We were both nervous. In the morning we were talking to each other about the things we were supposed to do. My husband showed me a cute post he wrote about me. He later asked “Was I supposed to by you jewelry?” I smiled and wholeheartedly replied “No I have all of the jewelry I want.” Then we grabbed a blanket and got in the car. We stopped at a gas station and got supplies.
We were about 20 miles out from our destination when I need a bathroom break. We pulled over and I saw a Sonic. “Are we supposed to eat there like a picnic or does it still count if we have a car picnic here.” Reading my mind he said “It counts; I’m starving.” We followed different roads and tried to find our spot. One road took us to a beautiful area but the clearing was in the opposite direction. One road was scary and we passed train tracks to get there. I remember thinking “maybe we made a wrong turn somewhere”. We took another road and found a small hill. We decided to climb. We snapped a few pictures and left to come home. We saw stand s everywhere selling c y and teddy bears, and my husband asked “Am I supposed to buy those?” I replied “No, we have all the c y we need.” We made yet another pit stop at CircleK and saw fresh flowers for sale. I laughed and jokingly hinted to my husband maybe those are what I want. He laughed and said he had bought me flowers from CircleK on another Valentine’s day we spent together. He said if I had gone to work today, he would have had some sent to me.
I got to thinking; the day we spent today is a lot like our marriage. I’m not going to lie, I used to have all of these preconceived notions about romance that included perfect meals, perfect outings and perfect gifts. I used to get this idea in my head about how things should be. Well, no one has ever been able to guess what I’m thinking. To tell the truth, I have no idea how to guess what anyone else is thinking either. The beautiful thing about today is that we never got where we thought we were going. We were just happy to go somewhere together.