Yes, it's kind of pricey but we budget all year so we can go.
Yes, it's hard to leave the kids but it's actually good for them and great for us as a couple.
Yes, it takes planning, finding the best sitter, preparing meals ahead of time and making lists and more lists. But let me tell you, it is so worth it!
Like I've said in previous blog posts, your kids will grow-up and leave home but your spouse will be there with you for a a life time. Also, a great analogy is a living cell. If the nucleus of a cell is not healthy, the whole cell is unhealthy. Our marriage relationship is the nucleus of our family cell. It seems like so many moms now-a-days put so much time, energy and mental energy into keeping their children happy and healthy (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually healthy) but very little time into keeping their marriage relationship happy and healthy. I'll get off my soap box now, but I like how my husband put it in an instagram post he did, "Sabbatical, rest, recovery. Our marital soul is in desperate need of these like a car needs a tune-up. Between kids, jobs, bills and disappointments our hearts cry out for a soul connection to God's greatest gift to us-our life covenant partner."
So, even if you have to take your nursing baby with you (notice I said baby not toddler..haha) and can't go very far, just do it. Go away with your hubby and give him the undivided attention he deserves.