Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.

10.30.2014

Honeymoon in the San Juan Islands

hon·ey·moon
ˈhənēˌmo͞on/
noun
noun: honeymoon; plural noun: honeymoons
  1. a vacation spent together by a newly married couple.
  2. "romantic hand-holding breakfasts together on their honeymoon"
  3. from the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest





Humorous and not-so-humorous honeymoon anecdotes abound (we missed our flight! we forgot our luggage! we got third-degree burns from the sun!). Amazingly, however, none of these or any other mishaps occured on our honeymoon! Aside from the general fatigue and recovery from the wedding preparations, our honeymoon week was as near-perfect as one can get this side of heaven. Joel planned every detail beautifully, Providential blessings showered down upon us, and we basked in the joy of being together.













After a day in Seattle and two days of tearful goodbyes with our families, we flew home and were so blessed by a wedding reception our church here in Maryland threw for us! 

                            hon·ey·moon
The first month after marriage, when there is nothing but tenderness and pleasure.
~ Samuel Johnson

{Dear Mr. Johnson, may I amend your quote to say "the first two months after marriage"? For I can certainly attest to the fact that these sixty days have been nothing but tenderness and pleasure. Methinks my enjoyment of marriage might even stretch into three months, six months, thirty months, or thirty years! Will you wait three decades for my report?}

8 comments:

  1. Readers, I would dispute that the first month of marriage is the sweetest (though indeed, it was sweet). The longer the duration of our marriage, the more Mikaela and I are experiencing the sweet joy of living life together, through the sunshine and the rain, through the pain and the pleasure. That simple reality has been an incredible blessing to us both. It has been a beautiful two months, dear Mikaela. And we have an entire lifetime ahead of us, and an eternity together with Jesus and all the Saints, beyond that. 20th Maine!!

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    1. What a glorious thought! I love you more each day!

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  2. Married life suits you, dear friend. I am so happy for you. <3

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  3. What a beautiful honeymoon! Wishing you every happiness and God's continued blessings!

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  4. I'm glad you two have been having such a nice time!!! :) Your honeymoon hiccups are slightly hilarious! How did you manage to forget your luggage?!?!

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    1. Yes, married life is wonderful! I'm realizing I wasn't clear in the post--those hiccups did not happen to us. They were difficulties I had heard from other people's experiences. Our honeymoon was amazingly, Providentially almost entirely problem-free! I'm going to edit the post to make this clearer. : )

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