I will keep trotting out wedding pics as long as possible. Also I had to steal this from my Walgreens uploads because somehow it never made it onto Facebook... weird as it's a favorite!
In my marriage, there are kisses goodnight and hands held when walking through parking lots; that tends to be necessary when one party is ten inches taller than the other. On many days (the best days), you'll laugh until your stomach hurts over something that isn't funny to anyone else on Earth besides you two. This marriage always has room for bargaining and trades - I'll unload the dishwasher for you if you'll take the trash out for me. When a task is forgotten or pushed to the last minute, a cry of "But I thought that was your job" is almost always a valid excuse. If you were in my marriage, one of you would always be late and blame it on your partner for distracting you while said partner would always plan to leave five minutes earlier to combat these awful tendencies.
If you were in my marriage, you would remember that your partner proclaimed they were "too stubborn to get a divorce" before you even got married. Your partner might not remember it, but you would, and it would help you through the moments they frustrated you worse than your worst enemy could. You would text throughout the day and use those snippets to know what kind of mood the other would be in on the ride home, you would learn when quiet was best, and you would learn when rehashing a problem is the only way to solve it. You would be happy to have a partner at the family gatherings, to do the taxes, and to take the car in for inspection. You would have someone to argue with and someone to surprise. It would be nice to only be alone by choice, because that's how it is in my marriage.
In my marriage, there is one who likes to sleep and one who's always up early, grinding coffee beans and using the fresh-brewed goodness to wake the other with promises of a fun day ahead. There's one who loathes surprises and one who never knows what's coming next. In my marriage, we have been known to bring a sleep mask in the car, blindfold the other, and play a guessing game on the way to dinner. There's one who sees snuggling in the traditional way and one who sees it as their feet in the other's lap. There's tolerance of messes, shirts that are forever food-stained, and unending lines and journeys to try the latest and greatest in food or beer. You'll mostly forgo tomatoes or shrimp because the other doesn't like them at all. That's what we do in my marriage.
Bluebonnet selfie from a few weeks ago.
My marriage is easy yet hard; it's something that we do, for sure, but that also comes easily at this point in time. I refer to it as on cruise control - just keep looking out for what's ahead and we'll continue on just fine. My marriage is mine, and wouldn't work with or for anyone else. I wouldn't have it any other way.
All relationships are different and should be celebrated. I personally love blog posts that show me what someone else's life is like, so I wanted to give you a glimpse into mine.