Monday, July 6, 2009

Thank God for Marriage...

This past weekend Bobby and I had a great little weekend getaway to Panama City Beach, Fl. We left Friday and spent the weekend lounging on the beach and eating way too much delicious food. However, I think we both spent the entire weekend wishing we could be home with our family. The last few months have been really hard on us. Not so much relationship wise, just hard being away from family and not really having a "normal" life. We are finally in the home stretch though. Bobby will be home not later than August 8 but hopefully before then. It was a strange reality that hit when we were having dinner and watching fireworks and some drunk girl shouted, "Would you rather be anywhere else in the world right now!?" My first thought was, "Well, this is Panama City Beach, so yeah, there a few places I'd rather be." My second thought was one we discussed later and that I shared with my husband, "Well, I'd really like to be in Houston with my family and friends right now."

The last few weeks a very good friend of mine has been going through a really hard time. She called off her wedding that was supposed to happen last month -- a decision that is definitely for the better but that has still been hard. It's really had me thinking how grateful I am to be married to such an amazing guy and to have a relationship where I can be completely be myself all the time. It doesn't matter how dramatic I am or how nosey I can be, he loves me regardless. I am so glad that this friend of mine realized what she was getting into before she actually went through with the wedding, but I would not wish what she's going through on my greatest enemy. OK, well I don't exactly have enemies, but I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I only hope that she one day finds a man who treats her the way she deserves to be treated and that she can realize what a truly amazing and beautiful woman she is. Any guy would be lucky to have her -- and the next one better realize it!

What are you most grateful for when it comes to your relationship? I know many of you have amazing husbands and I love to hear all of your stories. I know for one, I am SO grateful that I never have to date again! Dating is hellish torture! I never understand why people say marriage is so hard. I thought dating was harder...and it seriously upsets me when people tell brides-to-be how hard married life is. It makes me think they picked the wrong person. Don't get me wrong, it's not a ray of sunshine every second of every day but I totally agree with Charlotte from SATC movie when she says, "I'm not happy every second of every day, but I'm happy every day."

10 comments:

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Love this! I was just telling hubs yesterday how happy and lucky I felt to be with such a wonderful guy. I can't imagine dating! I don't think I would be any good at it now! HA

I hope you get to come back soon! I know all of this must be hard. You are keeping such a positive attitude though :)

d.a.r. said...

What an awesome post, you are so luck to have such an awesome marriage!! I'm sure this is a really tough situation, but you guys are handling it admirably!

Tara Gibson said...

great post. that is so sad about your friend, but it will save her a lot of heartache in the future.

I am grateful to have such an amazing man that loves me unconditionaly!

ps. I would love to go shoppin with you!

Lindsey said...

Amazing post!!! I just found out another friend is getting divorced after a MONTH! It makes me so sad, but grateful that I didn't settle and that I married the love of my life!

jlc said...

Love that quote!! And I'm glad you're friend realized it before it was too late!!


You and your hubby are such an inspiration!!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Charlotte says it so well :)

I am thankful for Jordan every single day. I'm sure you know why. Ha! As cheesy as it sounds he is more than I could have imagined. I have been thinking about what life would have been like if I ended up like the person we all wanted to be in high school, married to the guy I was sure I would be with. I am SO glad God had better plans for me!

I'm excited you are moving back to Houston. We moved our choices for the next base around. Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio are the first 3. Maybe we can live closer and hang out more. Yeah!

That was long...

Abbie said...

I'm with you...I'm so grateful that I never have to date again. My younger sister is dealing with all of that right now and God bless her for having such a positive and easy going attitude because I don't know how she does it!

What a bummer about your friend but it seems like it was probably a good decision...better now than after she was married and had to go through the painful process of a divorce. Sounds like she's got a good, supportive friend in you:)

Princess Freckles said...

I love that quote too, and it is so true. I've cuaght myself telling my fiance that "marriage will be hard" and he finally told me to cut it out. He said that of course some things will be harder than others, but the hard part was finding each other. I thought that was such a nice thing to say and I think he's totally right about that!

Jonathan said...

Huh, your pictures and stories make me feel jealous. I would like to marry soon..

Snow White said...

Any thoughts I had of getting married anytime soon were crushed this week sooo.... I guess I'm dating again. wahoo.



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