I’m trying to give regular updates, but I don’t want to post anything about the actual wedding/reception until I get the REAL pictures from the photographer. Hopefully, that will be really soon and then I can keep posting about the wedding. For now, I am going to skip ahead and post about our honeymoon.
I had no clue where we were going until on the way to the airport. Then finally Theo told me
Well, I still had no idea where that was, so he helped me out by informing me
“The Dominican Republic”
And, boy, was it beautiful. It was PERFECT.
I’ll be honest with you…no one EVER says anything bad about their honeymoon, unless horrible disasters happen. But it was so weird flying off with this man who was called my husband and spending two weeks alone with him. After all the years that we have tried to keep ourselves for these moments, it was so surreal. I will admit, I struggled with loneliness. I know that sounds stupid…I was in the most beautiful place and with the love of my life. But it struck me as we were flying away that I didn’t get to say goodby to some of my bridesmaids and who knows when the next time would be that I would get to see them! Overwhelmed? Yes. But was it manageable? Yes. By starting the days out in the Word and having Theo to talk to and grow closer to, it was the most enjoyable time of my life so far.
The resort that Theo picked out was all inclusive. There was a beach, three pools, 7 restaurants and 2 buffets, tennis courts, and even a casino. This place was better than anything I dreamed of!
Just spending time on the beach…
….and at the pool(s)!
…just soaking in this thing called ‘being united as one in marriage’
….eating way more than we should’ve….
….sailing and kayaking in the ocean….
….took a day trip across the island of the Dominican Republic, riding in a bus, then on a private yacht, then to a ‘deserted’ island. This trip was pricey, but was worth it for the snorkeling and the boat ride, not to mention actually being able to see the fields, houses and people of Dominica.
….snorkeling at the deserted island.
…taking moonlit walks on the beach, having numerous people ask if they could take our picture for us, and then being offered some sort of drug.
….para sailing was probably my favorite activity. He said that he took us 200 feet into the air. A helicopter flew by and we were as high as it. He also dipped us down into the water. SO MUCH FUN!!!
…going for sunset walks on the beach.
….watching the waves roll in and out. I could not get over how ‘calm’ the waves always were. In Ghana, Benin and The Gambia, the waves would meet you about five feet out, and could toss me around, like I was in a washing machine. These waves were calm and gentle.
….we built a sand throne
…and woke up at 5 am to watch the sunrise.
…we got tan
…we went running on this treadmill with THIS view.
…we had lots of laughs and built lots of memories together
…we saw people laying on the beach wearing nothing but a smile….that was gross.
….we enjoyed the beautiful resort
…we had a beautiful honeymoon.