This past weekend we were at friends for a early Christmas party.
It was fun and a ton of laughs were shared, even though our hostess was sick.
However I noticed that night something that I have been noticing a lot more lately.
I noticed that my hubby and I are rare.
Wait a minute. I don't mean as rare as in meat rare.
I mean rare as in hard to find.
Again we are right here.
Ok, ok I digress. LOL
What I am trying to saying is we have a rare marriage.
We love to be together.
We miss each other when we are apart, even if it is only for a day or so.
I love laying down in bed and having him beside me. (even if he is snoring like a freight train)
I love that he wants to cuddle or that he wants to have me beside him.
I love looking at him.
I love the way he makes me feel.
I appreciate him so much.
Yet when I look around me even starting right with my immediate family I realize that we are a rare couple. My parents fight on a regular basis. My sister's complain about their husbands, my friends about their spouses.
Now don't get me wrong we can disagree with the best of them. There are times when he drives me batty and I AM positive that I do the same to him.
But yet over all I let the small annoyances go and just enjoy him. Since he hasn't throttle me yet I will assume he does the same thing. LOL
This is also not to say that we haven't had our difficulties cause of boy have we more than have had our share.
We have had pre-marriage pregnancy.
We have had 3 miscarriages.
We have had separations.
We have had where he has had to be away for work for weeks at a time.
We did that for years.
We were married when I was 19 and he was 20.
We were way too young.
We made stupid mistakes.
Yet through it all we managed to make it work out.
We have choose to stay together.
I chose him everyday. Every hour, every minute.
It's an easy chose.
We have more than love.
We also have compatibility.
I want to do things with him. Even if I didn't/don't understand/enjoy his interests. Little did I know some of them would fast become my greatest interests.
We have made it work, and let me tell you sometimes it is work. However like any work well done, the rewards are boundless.
I am happy that I am in a rare marriage.
I am thrilled that we have and still are beating the statistics.
I can express enough how much I am ecstatic that we are spending our life together.
I am sad for those that are not as happy or who are just living in their marriage, not thriving in it.
I thank God that I am not one.