Monday, June 7, 2010

Marriage Monday - Honeymoon Memories

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We were married on July 22, 1995. It was a great day, with the promise of looking forward to Gatlinburg, TN the following day. We had a cabin on hold for us at I believe Cades Cove. The car was loaded up and ready for our trip the following morning.

I didn't know it through the whole wedding day or into the evening the my new husband was in intense pain from kidney stones. I thought from time to time, he doesn't really seem to be enjoying the "Happiest day of his life!", but he never said anything to me.

Well that changed at about 10:30 at night in the hotel room he so lovingly rented for us. He told me he had been feeling kidney pain for 3 days but didn't want to tell me because he knew it would stress me out. Sweet sentiment, but seriously I wish he had told me. Well by 12:00 we were on our way to the hospital, where my new hubby was put on morphine and I filled the time walking around, or reading outdated magazines.

Needless to say we couldn't leave Michigan, so we cancelled our cabin in Tennessee. Even though the lady felt bad we still lost our deposit. Well being me I started thinking of other options. I found a bed and breakfast in Harbor Springs, MI (a little resort time) called Kimberly Country Estates (appropriate right, since my name is Kim). Well at first Steve balked at going because it was really prices, but his brother told him basically dude you have to give her that, so we spent one night there. It was beautiful and secluded. They had these beautiful thick and thirsty robes that I loved. Since we got married a week before my 31st birthday Steve surprised me by purchasing one.

After the night at Kimberly Country Estates, we headed for northern Michigan. Mackinaw City to be exact. We stayed in our little tent at the Tee Pee Campground in Mackinaw. I don't know if you've ever been there, but if you get the chance it's a great place to go.

On my birthday we headed over to Mackinaw Island. Now that is a great vacation spot! 2 weeks before we got married we purchased roller blades, so being the smart people we are, we decided to roller blade around the island. Did you know that Mackinaw Island is 8 miles around. Needless to say we were wasted by the time we made it around that place. We went back to the campground and collapsed!

The rest of the week was spent in Northern Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. It was a great week!

Steve passed his Kidney Stone a week later. This July we CELEBRATE 15 wonderful years of marriage! I thank God everyday with my wonderful husband, and can't wait to see what other adventures we get into together.

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12 comments:

Mari said...

I've heard the wedding story before, but not where you went on your honeymoon. You two made the most of it, and had fun even in the circumstances you found yourselves in!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow what a wedding night! Glad you were able to still have a bit of a trip. Although tents and honeymoon do not go together in my mind!

April said...

Sounds like you made some terrific memories, even if everything didn't turn out like you planned!

MiPa said...

What an eventful way to start the honeymoon! Glad you were able to salvage some of the time and enjoy it anyway. Thanks for sharing.

Joyfull said...

What a great story, with a happy ending! Probably wasn't so great then, but you sure made the best out of it. That's what good marriages do don't they??!!

Mac an Rothaich said...

Wow you definitely have one of THOSE stories, he he he... so glad he got the pain dealt with thought! Sounds like it turned out wonderful anyhow, way to work it out!

Faith said...

Oh I just loved reading your story!
Am a bit jealous...I've always wanted my husband to take our camper and the 3 of us (we have 2 daughters) out to the Upper Penisula of Michigan...we tend to stay around here in the Adirondacks or New England area.....how I've always wanted to explore the upper penisula tho :) maybe someday....

e-Mom said...

Oh my Kim!!!! It sounds like you two had some fun adventures together (e.g. rollerblading) but how stressful to end up in the hospital on your wedding night. That's memorable alright!

Kimberly Country Estates looks perfect. LOL, loved this line: "dude you have to give her that..." Yes, you (both) deserved it.

Thanks for sharing your honeymoon memories. Congratulations on your 15 years together... here's to the next 15, and beyond!

(((Hugs))) ღ

Connie said...

Congratulations on 15 years of marriage. Sounds like you two are up to most anything - life does throw some curves doesn't it.

Julie Arduini.com: The Surrendered Scribe said...

Wow, I've heard of those stories on TV but never knew they truly happened. So glad it all worked out in the end!

tonya said...

I am so sorry to hear about your husband's kidney stone. I think mine would have done the same and not told me. :)
I am so glad that you were able to enjoy your honeymoon. Flexibility definitely has it's rewards.

bp said...

Wow, 15 years. What a way to start your married life!

Thanks for sharing.