Tonight I am exhausted, but I want to share some honeymoon thoughts – disjointed as they may be. Rick and I traveled from our second honeymoon destination, Costa Rica, to our third honeymoon destination (Sacramento, CA) today. We have been up for about 24 hours now, except for a few cat naps on the plane(s). We got to meet with a seminary friend of mine during a layover and tonight we got to have dinner with my cousin and her husband. It’s been a wonderful day in spite of the hours of travel.
Traveling is so much easier with a kind and loving man beside me. I traveled alone for years – business trips, visits home, etc. Having a man beside me to help with the luggage, to lean on when I want to sleep, to consult on decisions about where to turn or get gas is all such a blessing. I’m so used to doing things alone that I didn’t even realize what I was missing.
As we traveled, I listened to our reception music play list on my iPod. I kept finding myself tearing up, choking back tears as I listened to the words of the songs. I was so overwhelmed with wedding details when I made the play list that I didn’t really take the time to appreciate how the words of the songs applied to our situation. Song after song reminded me of how blessed I am to have the love of this wonderful man. Here’s a little sampling of the songs that have been been the soundtrack of my day (and our reception):
The More I See You – Michael Bublé
What a Difference a Day Makes – Jaimee Paul
Don’t Let Me Lose My Wonder – Keith and Kristyn Getty
Give In to Me – Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester
Defying Gravity – Glee Cast Version
You and Me – Dave Matthews Band
Unpredictable – Francesca Battistelli
She Is – The Fray
Change – Taylor Swift
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Come On Get Higher – Sugarland
Timing Is Everything – Garrett Hedlund
Glitter In the Air – P!nk
These Are Days – 10,000 Maniacs
Looking For You – Amy Grant
All I Want to Do – Sugarland
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Once we get to our new home and have some time to edit our honeymoon pictures, I’ll post some. We have had quite the adventure. It’s been wonderful. But right now I’m going to get some sleep. How was I able to write a blog on my honeymoon? Well, my amazing husband is tireless and decided to use the hotel laundry room tonight to wash all our dirty clothes. I am in awe.