Recently, one of my readers... he can "out" himself if he likes... asked me to post about weekend getaways and how they refresh the relationship. Well, I am not the most knowledgeable one to write about this because GR and I have only had 1 tiny getaway since our kids were born. (How pathetic is that?) However, I'd love to hear what others have to say, esp how others get away for more than 1 night with the 17-21yo age group back at home. But whatever is your "getaway story"...
For years our family and friends did not possess the medical "know how" to be able to keep and care for dd#2 with us being away overnight. Yes, they could have learned the medical ropes but they didn't. That was then and this is now. Currently, dd#2 is 17yo and does fine taking care of her own medical care as long as someone else is with her.
Believe it or not, this past Dec, during GR's company Christmas party, was the very first time he and I had the chance to be away for the evening and overnight without the kids. His company threw the party at a hotel and paid for hotel rooms for all the employees. Since dd#2 is more independent with her health issues now and since dd#1 was with her, we were FINALLY free to go off for the night. What a thrill that was for us!!! Now we're ready to occasionally do more 1-nighters here in town, perhaps every 3-6 months. That way if dd#2 needs us here for medical reasons, we can easily run back to the house within 20 minutes.
So how do you plan getaways with kids or with kids who have medical issues to consider? How does it refresh your marriage when you are able to get away?