I've heard so many young girls say that they never want to get married. HUH?! They have this idea that marriage is filled with battles of control, yelling matches, constant bickering, unfaithfulness and unhappiness. Well if that's what I imagined marriage as, I would probably steer clear from it too. Why do so many young people have this idea? Poor examples of what marriage should be and the media.
My grandparents were my biggest role models. They met at church. They started dating when my grandmother was 13 (which would have made my grandfather 16). They were married when my Grandmother was 17. The were happily married until the day she died. I think they had been married 52 years. 52 years!!! That is a lot of time living with someone, sharing the same bed, and parenting with someone else. 52 YEARS. After all that time, they still were crazy about each other. It's amazing. It is truly beautiful! I can only hope my marriage is as beautiful as theirs was.
My husband and I have been married just a little over a year now and I feel as though, I have always been married to him. It almost feels like my life before I was married to him was just a dream. Many people told me that the 1st year is the hardest. Well, if this year was the hardest than the rest of our married life will be a piece of cake. (I highly doubt it will be a piece of cake...but if it was, I would want it to be cheesecake) Cheesecake is my favorite.
I hope that my generation can help change the minds of these children that are growing up in such a broken world. I hope that my generation can have marriages and not just weddings that end in divorce. I have hope.
I think marriage is the best. I love love love being married. That being said, marriage is hard. Marriage is a lot of work. I'm sure that I haven't even had to put that much work into it yet. I'm sure there will be a lot of hard times ahead of us. I know that all the good times that are in store for us will greatly out weigh any of the hard times.