Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Your Assignment... *Marriage Means to Me*

This week I am IN LOVE, literally, with Mama Kat's first prompt. What does marriage mean to you? Sure I have only been married for 10-11 months now, but I treasure my marriage more than life itself. I think it is the most sacred thing ever and I love being Kris' wife and learn more about how God wanted marriage to be all the time. I just started typing a list as things came to mind while watching my husband across the room. I figure this is the best way to tell you just what...



Marriage means to me...


- Friendship
- Faithfulness/Loyalty
- Being able to be completely normal around each other without worrying that your husband/wife will judge you or be grossed out. Examples of this include but are not limited to:



  • farting

  • burping

  • puking

  • picking zits and scabs on yourself or each other, or peeling sun burnt skin *yes I like this stuff call me crazy, but I'm a zit picker on my hubs*

  • pooping/leftover floaters in the toilet

  • saying stupid things

  • admitting you don't understand something
  • smelly feet

- Unconditional Love. Above all it's about LOVE LOVE LOVE. I love him more everyday!
- Security/Safety. As in, I feel safer when he is around, I know he will protect me if something bad, God forbid, happens. He puts himself on the street side when we walk in public or puts my purse on the arm between us.
- Wanting to take a scary step together in order to move forward. Like having a baby, or buying a home...
- Looking forward to growing old together and talking about the future
- Being able to sit in silence and still feel comfortable.
- Accepting and loving each other's flaws (I whine, he's messy...)
- If you are lucky like us, having both your families become one giant unit and enjoy each other's company and friendship.
- Taking turns and compromising.
- Amazing love life. (Even when it's bad it's good, you want to please the other more, understanding when your very pregnant wife just can't do it anymore)
- Trusting each other completely. He is the first person I can 110% say I trust with my heart, my life, our child, our finances, to drive, to take care of me when he says he will FOREVER.
- Holding hands without realizing it, kisses on the forehead, foot massages
- Babying each other when you are sick and knowing how to make each other feel better without even asking
- Needing each other
- Being proud of each other and being encouraging.
- Not trying to change each other, but just better each other
- Taking on each other's hardships and making them something to work on together, not saying "well, that was your debt before we got married" etc. It's now OURS for US to take care of.
- Peace, Serenity
- Laughter


This is MY picture of marriage. Not my wedding, which I love those pics too, but this is Love, the kind you need in a marriage.

9 comments:

Jody said...

That picture is so sweet. And you list... right on.

mylifeinpurple said...

*stopping by from Mama Kat's

I LOVE popping zits or peeling skin! Excellent and true description :)

Nessa said...

I love your picture of marriage - everyday clothes - one person asleep... perfect.

Noelle V said...

Love your post, I think i'm going to write one of my own! Ps. Cute picture!

Margaret said...

What a great post. I love the farting and zip popping. Your photo says it all.

Erin said...

I love the pic...
When things stop being a "me and you thing" and they become a "WE thing!"

Katie said...

real love is a beautiful thing :) I wish you and your marriage the best for the long haul.

Haley said...

What a great post...made me feel all warm and fuzzy about my husband. And what a cute picture! Also, good luck with the Baby!!!!

ADayInTheLife said...

It is heartwarming to see unconditional love in a "toss away marriage" time.

Cherish each other and enjoy your new baby!!!

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