We’re back! A week of sun, surf, togetherness, and yes, many a fruity drink was exactly what we needed. It was incredibly restorative in so many ways. We spoke very little about infertility and treatments, but even when we did, it was in a much more hopeful way.
When we were selecting our vacation spot, we were open to resorts that allowed kids, but at the last minute LG suggested we look for an adults only resort. (Not one of those kinds - but just something where we wouldn’t be reminded at every turn what was missing.) It turned out to be a great decision as it really allowed us some time away from the disappointments and even jealousies that have been front and center for so long.
The Dominican Republic (we were about an hour away from Punta Cana) is absolutely beautiful. We didn’t know what to expect as it’s not one of those places that comes up as much when talking about a beach vacation, but I would highly recommend it. Miles and miles of beach made for incredible morning walks that were just a great time for LG and I to be together. The resort where we stayed was also amazing - incredible service, good food, and enough activities to keep it interesting, but you could also do your own thing. If anyone wants to know where we stayed, feel free to send me an e-mail, and I’m happy to provide more info. Here’s the view from our room. I can’t tell you how much I miss looking out the window and seeing this:
We spent most of our time during the day either read ing books, swimming and snorkeling, drinking beer (LG) and some fantastical concoction of white rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, and bananas (me) plus a healthy dose of beach naps. LG delights in capturing me in what he calls my favorite state (he’s right), so here’s me sleeping to the sounds of the surf. (I’m usually cold no matter where I am, hence the jacket and towel/blanket).
Finally, one of my favorite pictures just because it reminds of me of exactly what this trip was about…an opportunity for LG and me to get away and come together. We’ll get back to injections, doctor’s appointments, wandings, and follicle/fert reports all too soon, but this picture just gives me a chance to reflect on the two of us and how lucky I am to be part of that.
Now, it’s time to see what the rest of the class is showing. Stop over at Mel’s Show & Tell to take a look!