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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Is anyone willing to second this nomination?

I believe in marriage. I believe it is a wonderful opportunity to spend the rest of one's life with a best friend. And by life I really mean life and beyond. I believe a marriage can last after death and provide never-ending opportunities to grow with one's best friend.

I recently read a simple and sweet post from the famous CJane and wanted to hug her I loved it so much.

Isn't it true that a husband and wife should be help-meets to one another? Each should have defined roles that are established to buoy each other up and face life's challenges. A marriage should also allow the husband and wife to enjoy happiness and fulfillment to an immeasurable degree.

Sometimes I'm so grateful for Kev all I can do is cry while he looks at me like I've lost my marbles.

For example, while I was doing homework one evening, he came into the home office and told me about a new show on the Discovery channel. He explained the premise to me and then asked if it's something he should wait to watch with me when I was done. Seriously, this small act about a silly TV show made me get up out of my chair and hug the man I married. The man who became my best friend four years ago. The man I get to be best friends with for EVER. And he'll never watch a TV show without asking me to join him, just in case.

I don't know why anyone would want to marry someone they don't like spending time with on a regular basis. But, people do it. It makes my heart hurt for them, but there's nothing I can do about it. There's also nothing I can do about that fact that some people sweep their upcoming nuptials under the rug so none of their friends know about it or are invited.

I don't know if I should hope they eventually come to like their spouse or if I should hope they eventually come to like themselves enough to go separate ways someday.

I'm so grateful I married someone who isn't ashamed of me. Someone who will wait to watch a TV show with me and who will hold my hand during it while our little Maddie dog sits on my lap.


  1. Lovely Cjane, always making people think! Love this post Liv, and I totally second it. :)

  2. I third this nomitation, is that allowed?

    I've recently see a few marriages crumble -- marriages that were sealed in the temple... and it breaks my heart. Seriously, breaks my heart/ I feel so lucky that I know I will never have to worry about that, that I know I chose my best friend who I get to be with forever. Thank you for this post, you literally took the words right out of my brain! I've been thinking about this a lot lately.

  3. How lucky and blessed you are to love Kev so much and to know that it will be forever. What a wonderful blessing to know that priceless fact, and thank you for reminding me of what it should be.

  4. I don't believe in settling when it comes to the longevity of marriage. Heck, I don't believe any part of the union should be compromised. It should be a wonderful occassion and should not be something shameful!!


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