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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.

4 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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