Saturday

37 and counting

 

Wow! that is a long time in this day to be married. What a joy it is to be seeing this marriage last this long. It hasn’t been perfect, but it has been real. They have had their struggles, their joys, their laughs, their cries and most of all they’ve had each other.

I am so blessed to have has such a role model in my life. When I look around at the world today there are so many things wrong. We focus so much of our attention on those who can’t stay married because of whatever reason. DO I really care that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got divorced? Or that he has to pay an outrageous amount of money for their daughter? Or that this is another failed marriage by a “hollywooder”?

My parents raised us the best they could with what they had. And that right there says it all. We had little of anything. Our clothes were not Top Brand, but they fit and were good enough to get us through. We didn't have the latest fashionable items because well, we weren’t rich or had frivolous money to spare on it.

Am I better off because of it? I think so. Would I have turned out different had I been given everything? Yes probably.

After 37 years of marriage, my parents still like LOVE each other. That doesn’t mean that life is always roses or peachy. What it means is that through all the troubles, trials and Happiness, they have and can rely on each other.

There aren’t many who can say that their parents are still married and happy. There are those who can say they are married.

I want my marriage to be similar to theirs. I want a love that is everlasting, unconditional and special.

I want my husband to look at me the way my dad looks at my mom. As if there is no one else in the room but her. I want to look at my husband in the same way. I want him to know that no matter how rough a season we are in, that I am his and  he is mine and no one will take that from us.

Perfection or the look of perfection is easy. I want the road less taken. I want an imperfect marriage that we can work on together. That we can say look we did this together and we made it okay.

I want my boys to see what true love can be. That the person they marry will be a treasure to them. They will want to help her, love her, carry her, cry with her and most of all make her feel special.

Dad and Mom I hope you have a great week together as you deserve time away to just relax and enjoy nature. I hope that the next 37 years are blissfully happy.

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