Thursday, June 24, 2010

Marriage

Flashback to: 9/10/09

To Me, Marriage is:

Feeling like you couldn't possibly love him more than in this moment:

and this moment...

and this moment...


and this moment...


and then proving yourself wrong EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

It's not easy and it's not always sweet. It's imperfect & madness. It's learning to take a deep breath and say "I love you", when you really want to scream. It's making promises and keeping them. It's vows recited in front of God. It's dancing in the kitchen & stealing the covers. It's notes on the bathroom mirror. It's a red sock in the white laundry & a mass of pink underwear. It's hands held during prayers. It's a shared shower in the morning & a shared bed at night. It's creating new life. It's laughing so hard you cry and crying so hard you laugh. It's knowing your best friend is always by your side.

It's pure and simple & complex and deep.

It's Love.

It's True.

It's Forever.

That is what I hope my marriage to be.



Scenario:
Writer's Workshop prompt. "What does marriage mean to you?"
I stand by this.

15 love notes:

  1. beautiful post. and I love the pictures your picked.

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  2. I remember when you originally posted this. It always stood out in my mind as a favorite post of yours. Just beautiful. :)

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  3. What a beautiful post, Lace. I love the picture of the older couple. Absolutely beautiful.

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  4. i totally agree with you! This is a great post! Thank you for sharing.. again! hee hee!

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  5. I love this post. Well stated!

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  6. I absolutely love this. You coudln't have explained it any better and I can tell you now I will always come back to this post from time to time as a nice little reminder throughout my relationship :)

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  7. This is such an AWESOME post!!!!!

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  8. This is beautifully written. I may or may not have written down to remember/reflect on. Thank you for the reassurance that I'm not crazy for "proving myself wrong every single day."

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  9. i feel the EXACT same way.
    thank you for putting it all into words.
    i love this.

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  10. I just cried like a baby. Because everything you just said, was exactly how Hubbs and I love each other. And it reminded me that, instead of screaming...I do need to say I love you instead!! :)
    Love it lady!! Thank you for this. Im off to call my darling.

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  11. Awww Lacey thats so beautiful!
    I will be the happiest woman in the world if I can say that my marriage will be just like that :)

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You've always been my favorite... don't tell the others!