Marriage. That word right there could easily be the most complicated word in the spoken language. To many it is overrated and to some it is underrated. You have people who will place no value at all on marriage and then you have people who value marriage so much that they almost look fake. Is there an in between?
Marriage. Why do so many people quit on it so easy. You fight and argue and do and say hurtful things but that doesn’t mean you quit. I can personally see only two reasons why a marriage might be broken up and that is from cheating and abuse. I think everything else is fixable.
I have seen too many people just give up on their marriage. Why? Because you can’t be strong enough to take the heat and fix the problems or just because it is the easiest thing to do? Why would you want to give up on something that you have so much invested in?
So much is involved with marriage. Just even getting to that point is hard. I can remember being single and thinking “I cant wait to be married” and now that I am married you know I have never thought even once “I wish I was single” Being married is the best thing that ever happened to me. Aside from the whole material aspect of being married, I love the fact that I can say the simple words “I am married” It means a lot to me. To have a wife, a special person that is always going to be by my side and stick with me, means so much.
I love my wife more than anything in the world and I know I do a lot that hurts her at times and I say and do things that may make it look like I don’t love her but I have moments when I think about where I would be without my wife and I feel like crying.
Marriage. A graph of highs and lows could be used at a power point presentation. I can remember asking my wife to marry me on a bridge over the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. And laughing so hard when the ring didn’t fit. I can still hear the stress in her voice as I talked to her on the phone as she planned a wedding with me across the country. I can still see the exact path she took as she tricked me into thinking that she was walking down the stairs of a home but came around the back in a horse drawn carriage.
The lows make us stronger as I often thank her for helping me kick a drug habit and as she made me put down the drinks. The lows of me lying to her about something so trivial and her being so mad and hurt but still willing to be my wife. She could have easily given up on us but she didn’t and now I am so thankful for that.
Being married for me is underrated. I look at my wife everyday and feel so good that I have her with me. A ring on my finger is the only material thing I need to show that I have a love for the rest of my life and to be honest with you, that is all it is, a material item. The love I have for my wife is in my heart. And in my opinion you want to know what makes a marriage better? The children you bring into that bond. But we can go into that another time.
Marriage. To have, to hold from this day forward, till death do us part. I hope to grow so old with my wife that, as sad as it may be to say, I want that to be the only way we separate.
My name is Scott and I am a husband of almost 11 years to my awesome wife who is the most fantastic mother to our four children. I am a Daddy Blogger who enjoys learning new ways to try and become a better father, while entertaining you with an inside view to my world. Come check me out atThisDaddysBlog or you can find me on Twitter under @ThisDaddys_Blog