.: Because 10 years ago I stood before my young love and pledged my heart to him.
.: Because I turned 33 last week, and he turns 33 next month.
.: Because hard seasons can last too long.
.: Because he and the girl had vacation at the same time, and she could go be with Nana and Grandpa.
.: Because life is short and my dad is ill.
.: Because it's been 10 years since we've gone on vacation alone together for more than 1 night.
.: Because the ocean air is balm for our souls.
.: Because sometimes it's necessary to go away to be reminded that we find our Home in each other.
.: Because a small island in the middle of the Atlantic is a good place to remember that we are small and the world is beautiful.
.: Because sometimes, it's time to go.