I'm sure you've heard of how we met many times over, so I won't bore you with the details. I'll just keep it simple, and say that we are both lucky to count each other as the main characters in the story of our lives together. After our wedding, the first chapter we'll write as a married couple is going to be full of wanderlust and relaxation, adventure and peace, escapades and tranquility: our honeymoon! We don't plan on wasting any moment of our honeymoon, and will use every drop of time we have to explore the world and refresh ourselves.
Last summer he proposed and I SAID YES! We have talked about various options for our wedding, but with having both been married before, we felt we wanted to keep things small this time around, and focus on US!
And then he said it - HONEYMOON - I hadn’t even considered going on a honeymoon. IT WASN'T EVEN ON MY RADAR! I knew we could barely afford the backyard wedding/cookout, let alone a honeymoon, and quite honestly, I am content knowing he is in my life. He of course, wants the world for me.
I know this is ANYTHING BUT TRADITIONAL, but I would love nothing more than to surprise Phil with the honeymoon I know he so badly wants to take me on. So here I am, asking for your help - TO SURPRISE HIM!!
You see, shortly after we started dating, I had a sudden onset of unknown symptoms - vertigo, blurry vision, struggles with depth perception, numbness in my hands and feet. Severe sensitivity to touch, that even the gentlest of hugs from my kids hurt. There were (and still are days) where I struggle to cut my own food and dry my own hair. And there are days I determine what I will wear based on how many buttons the piece of clothing has.
After a year of testing and ongoing doctor visits, trial medications that at times caused me to live like a suicidal zombie, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Through it all, Phil has been my support mentally and emotionally. He has provided for me and my two boys financially, as there were times when I couldn't work. And yes, he helps me physically too - he has cut my food, helped me with buttons, and has even dried my hair.
The past 5 years have been, shall we say, challenging?! Everything from an ever changing work schedule, to teen boy drama - yes, they have drama just like girls - to helping a family member manage mental health and addiction issues, to my new business start-up, and of course, my diagnosis with chronic illness. It’s quite possibly been the most emotionally charged stage of my life. Through all of it, Phil has stood by my side.
He has no idea I’m doing this and I would prefer we keep it that way :) So, please do your best to keep my secret! I am thrilled for the surprise part, of course, but need your assistance - please share on facebook if you know how to 'exclude' Phil from seeing the post! (each post allows you to choose)
Thank you for visiting our honeymoon registry and helping us realize our dreams. We're excited to have these amazing adventures and invite you to be a part of our growing story together. Any "share" or contribution will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for helping us take our first trip as Mr & Mrs!!!