Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marriage Means a Lot

Indeed, to some marriage is a disposable commodity. Jon and Kate, Britney and K-fed, I could go on...

But to me, marriage means a lot.

The other night, my friend Kim* (*Names changed to protect the innocent) had some people over. There were beers and mixed drinks involved. When we were leaving her house, her intoxication was evident, her children sleeping, and her husband was happy cause he was sure he was getting lucky that night. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. It seems "Kim" had one cosmo too many and her husband spent the evening holding her hair back. Not so lucky after all.

Marriage means always being there for your spouse.

Our laptop, alas, is going to the great Computer Heaven in the sky. I want to be brave and venture into the unknown (but reputable) world of Mac. My beloved wants to go with what we know and get another PC. Nevermind that PCs are virus laden, spyware havens with slow processors and inefficiencies. If I want a Mac, I will get a Mac.

Marriage means compromise.

Before we got married, there was more makeup, less bodily functions, more sleep, less stress, more date nights, less playdates. Now it's... well, you know. Not as romantic of a world.

Marriage means the end of a fantasy.

"To have and told hold, From this day forward, For better or for worse, For richer or poorer, In sickness and in health, 'Til death do us part." (They really do cover it all, don't they?)

Marriage means dealing with the unexpected.

People always say, "You marry the man, you marry his family." This is a serious piece of advice. I will go no further. (Love you guys!)

Marriage means family.

This morning, I woke up. There was a flood on the bathroom counter from someone's shaving (not mine). There were breakfast dishes in the sink (also not mine). The toothpaste tube is on the counter and not in the drawer where it belongs (really, is that such a big request?). It all makes me mad. I guess I have anger issues.

Marriage means always finding it in your heart to forgive.

I met my husband when I was 13. We started dating when I was 16. I have know him more than half my life, and I fancy myself to be a pretty young gal.

Marriage is finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. Beware you could live a long time.

~~Writing prompt courtesy of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop~~


Jody said...

You summed up marriage pretty well there. Acceptance of each other and the willingness to alter ourselves a bit for them.
I very much enjoyed your post.

Perfectly Phillips said...

Good luck on getting tha'll love it! Your blog made me laugh!