My cousin is getting married this weekend and I get to spend the weekend away alone with a friend and then reunited with my family for just about 48 hours. I will miss the first flag football game and the second weekend of field hockey. I will miss the Saturday family night of movies or wii bowling. I managed...not surprisingly....to get all my workouts in so that this weekend won't impact my training for my race in a few weeks...or ONE MONTH FROM TODAY! My husband sent me a email today asking for additional details to who what where and when for the four little monkeys...he is on it!!
So here I sit typing in a very messy house in smelly workout clothes and still haven't packed. I am still making sure everyone is set for my absence...they will be just fine...it's just that guilt that we like to put on ourselves when we leave. As parents we really like to lay it on thick...like we are really letting them down...and the world will end when I am not there to see G1's pick six Saturday afternoon. The world will be just fine...and so will he.
All of my fitness and goal oriented endeavors are thing that keep me going day to day....and I am SOOOO looking forward to this 48 hours away. How crazy is it that we only allow ourselves these short little bleeps in the steady flow of life for escape. I need to do better at this. I need to remember me outside of the crazy fitness train and family chaos and remind myself to just breathe and enjoy the beautiful fall New England foliage this weekend.
And there I will be getting to witness a beautiful wedding on a gorgeous day in an amazing setting...two people that will have vowed that they will be there for each other...no matter what. Thick and thin, filet mignon or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, $1 movie nights or front row at a favorite concert, kids being born or kids being sick, late nights at the office or vacations on the beach!! Marriage is work but it is there through everything...it doesn't take sick days either...that support is never ending. And sometimes it is silent support...you may think they are checked out...but then they will surprise you with the littlest thing that will just bring it all back together. Everything in life has a flow to it...and it's our job to make sure to remember that...to give it that chance to come back. Marriage is a two way street and sometimes the cars are going in opposite directions but will end up at the same location.
Embrace the suck...choose you...take a break and breath!