Marriage is sharing.
Marriage is sharing hot drinks, inside jokes and laughter. Marriage is doing little I-love-you things, knowing what makes the other person happy, sharing in a life, creating a life together moment by moment.
Marriage is sharing dreams, giving up dreams, making sacrifices.
It’s a whole lot of give-and-take. It’s taking walks, taking pictures, taking turns. It’s giving gifts, giving hugs and giving 100% for each other.
Marriage is holding hands and holding hearts and holding hopes.
It’s keeping the sparkle even as change continues and dreary days threaten to dull the shine.
Marriage is a mix of tears and fears and celebrations and joy and smiles and apologies and I-will-always-choose-you.
It’s growing up, growing wheat, growing grace, growing tenderness, growing old. Together. Next to you. Next to me.
Marriage is a leap of faith, a lot of living, and a very large lesson in learning to let go of selfishness.
Marriage is knowing one another…….too well sometimes, not-nearly-well-enough sometimes, still discovering new things about each other.
Marriage is comfort and caring, listening and hearing.
Marriage is togetherness, forgetfulness, weariness.
Marriage is learning about things we wouldn’t otherwise… learning to notice details we would have missed… learning to appreciate what we each add to our lives together.
Marriage is a mix of all the myriad of elements that make up life.
Marriage boiled down, is life lived close to someone who makes your heart skip a beat. Whose smile still makes you smile. Whose laughter brings you delight. Someone who can make you so mad, but you wouldn’t trade them for anyone else. It’s being vulnerable and being hurt sometimes, but choosing to forgive again and reach out in human frailty towards each other and say, “I still do.”
I still do…….and I will always still do…….come what may……I choose you……..when you fall down, I’ll help you stand………when I mess up, you’ll mop the mess and give me grace…….because we two, WE DO!
We do life. We are a team. We choose and choose and choose again. I choose you and you choose me and we both choose love and laughter, forgiveness versus frustrations, helping hands and hugs, smiles and snuggling close at the end of the day.
Because we do. We choose marriage.