I have to say I almost tripped up on this one. I knew deep down what I envisioned when I thought of romantic weekend getaways for couples. I knew what I thought, what I felt about, but then… when I tried to write about those things… my fingers just wouldn’t move. I was stuck trying to put my feelings into words other people could see and understand.
And then that’s when it struck me.
A romantic getaway for a couple isn’t so much about traveling to some exotic travel destination. It’s not about lavish accommodations at a couple’s resort or a nice vacation package. It’s not even just time away from kids (although any of those scenarios are nice sometimes).
A romantic weekend getaway for a couple is all about putting feelings into something someone else can understand. The only difference is that the other person you want to understand is really your very own spouse.
Oh, it’s easy to talk about communication with each other. You know… those “languages of love”, does the other person hear you, are you speaking in such a way that you’ll be heard, or even be understood.
And those things are important. Those things are really important.
But weekend romantic getaways are all about finding a place where your very being, your heart, can be heard. Where you can let your spouse hear, somehow hear, that he or she is still very special to you in a very special way.
They are also about having the chance to hear your spouse share those same special feelings with you, a chance for love and marriage to whisper, and those joined together can hear.
Oh, you two probably won’t actually SAY you are special to each other in such simple words. Maybe you will, but probably not.
What you WILL be saying will be something that only your hearts will hear. It will be your two hearts which will be sharing those words that will make each other know you still believe in your marriage, you still believe in your spouse, and you really do believe your world is still a very special place, and will CONTINUE to be a very special place, because you have the partner you do in life to share it with.
You see, the secret of romantic weekend getaways is not some matter of simply finding places that offer “all inclusive romantic weekend getaway packages” in their advertisements. They aren’t the hotels that include special packages for romantic couple getaways or oceanside resorts that provide romantic beach getaways. They are not the luxury hotels with spas… or ice sculptures, or even champagne in bed.
The secret is not even how to get some special kind of pricing on a weekend romantic getaway.
The secret of romantic weekend getaways for couples is that special “something” your hearts know, just know, and say to one another, no matter where you are, no matter how hard times have been, no matter how difficult the trail.
You see, that “secret” your hearts carry is not really any secret to your hearts. You just need to discover the place your hearts can join, if only for a short while, to hear each others’ hearts beat, understand each others’ thoughts, and “speak” to each other in a way no one else on this earth could ever understand.
You know, come to think of it, perhaps these weekend couples retreats should not even be called “retreats” but instead be called “advancements”, moments of reaching out… to each other, and putting the thoughts of your hearts into actions that speak volumes.
The best romantic weekend getaways happen when you find the right place where the two of you can do that, when you find a place where you can share your hearts… and let those unspoken thoughts and feelings come to life.
So you see, I did start out a little tripped up on how to describe what I thought about romantic weekend getaways.
I’m thinking now it was because those thoughts I had are maybe best shared with the one I love the most, the one whose heart my heart belongs to and speaks to… my husband.
It’s not that I don’t like you all here. It’s just that…
Well, I have this secret, but it’s only something my own husband can hear and truly understand.
Now go and find a place where you and your spouse can get away and hear what YOUR hearts can say to each other, and you’ll be in store for the most wonderful weekend getaway you could ever imagine.