Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Week 17: The meaning of marriage

The meaning of marriage, oh man, I could answer this in so many ways. I could be funny and say it is two people who have chosen to drive each other crazy for the rest of their lives. Or I could be serious and say it is two souls who have chosen to walk one path together. Instead I think it best said that marriage is a friendship that you have for the rest of your life. And by friendship I mean that yes there will be times when your other half will drive you near insane, moments when you wonder what the heck you got yourself into, trying times like any friendship where you grow in different directions at different times. But the great thing about this friendship is that you have pledged to spend the rest of your life working on it. That your other half is all in with you, no matter if you are growing at different rates or in different directions you both have a common goal. My friendship is always growing, ebbing and flowing, we fight like good friends do, we agree and celebrate little victories, we don’t have a secret handshake but we have secret sayings that only the two of us know what they mean. My husband is my best friend when I am having a bad day, he is the shoulder I want to cry on, he is the hand I want holding mine, and he is most definitely the one I want ot argue with for the rest of my life. We can be stubborn and mad but we go to bed next to each other every night and we always kiss goodbye and goodnight. It is little things that make marriage and it is different for everyone, but my marriage is about me and him, we know each other he can make my face turn six shades of red in a matter of minutes and have a devilish smile on his face and nobody but me knows why my face is red and he has that smile. I can give him a look and he knows that my patience is wearing thin and I might need a joke to bring me out of my funk I am about to enter. I know that making him lunch every day and texting him randomly makes his entire day and can make is stress level drop. Marriage is knowing the other person, putting your whole self out there and taking a risk, it is living and loving. It is spending the rest of my life with a man that I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life without.

 

1 comment:

  1. very well written Brook - my nephew is one "lucky" man!

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