Honeymoon allows time for reflection

Jamaica01At this time last month, I was enjoying my honeymoon in Jamaica. On July 25, I experienced the best day of my life when I was able to exchange vows with the love of my life and become a husband to her.

The wave of emotions were almost too much to handle at times, but the day went off without a hitch. All of our family and friends came to celebrate with us, and it was so incredibly special I couldn’t possibly do it justice by trying to describe it here.

I will, however, say my wife, Kendall, and I are so grateful for all the well-wishes and love we received from our family and friends. The day was everything we dreamed it would be, and we feel truly blessed to have all of those special people in our lives.

Of course, as great as the wedding was, the honeymoon was pretty spectacular as well. It was my first time leaving the country (Kendall had previously traveled abroad while taking part in a mission trip in India), and the island of Jamaica was breathtaking.

The mountain views contrasted with the ocean vistas can’t be rivalled by many places, and the people of Jamaica were so nice and welcoming. They all seemed to truly love life, and their happiness was contagious.

During our time there, we had the opportunity to go river tubing and climb Dunn’s River Falls. Both were fantastic, but if you ever make it down there, I highly recommend Dunn’s River Falls. It was incredible.

We had ample time to relax at our resort, and my favorite pastime was to sit on the beach. During this time, I would either read with the soothing sounds of the ocean as my sound track, or I would simply stare out at the waves and get lost in thought.

Our cellphones didn’t work down there, so it was a nice break to be disconnected from our normal lives for a while, and that lack of digital connection truly helped me in my reading and thinking.

One thought I kept coming back to was this magazine. I was dating Kendall when I bought it, and I did so with our future in mind. I looked forward to being able to run this family magazine with my own family, and that is why I am incredibly excited she wrote an essay for this month. This is the first issue I will have produced as a married man, and my wife is officially a part of it.

As the seasons begin to change, life continues to change as well, and judging by the events so far, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my wife and I.

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