I take an annual vacation alone with my husband, usually in the summer. We have been doing this for nearly 15 years. I have had my friends ask, what about the kids? I could never do that. My response, what about the kids?
It is about the kids that women work so hard at making marriage work. It is about the kids that women pour so much into our men even when we have so little at the end of the day to pour. It is about the kids that we bite our bottom lip, work that second job, volunteer that third time, learn to sew, bake, ski, and bowl.
It is about the kids that we say, shut the door mommy and daddy are talking (wink, wink). It is for our children that we love so hard for so long and refuse to give up. It is the reason we don't break bonds. My mother used to say, "it is easier to lose something than to find it."
So what about the kids? Kids are a gift from God. A gift that is shared with us after our first love for our spouse. The earlier we realize this the stronger and more unified the family unit. The more love we show our spouse the more collective love we carry forth to our children.