Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

For a holiday that the card and candy companies thought up to drum up business, it's a happy day for me personally. I'm going to get mushy here.

Today is the 22-year anniversary of my husband asking me to be his bride. It has been a short and long time. If I had known what would transpire, would have said "yes" all those years ago? Yep! Because for better or worse, and in spite all the garbage that flushed through the pipes he is still my beloved.

Marriage is about give and take and bringing out the best of each other. Good and bad has a way ofbalancing out in the long scheme of things. I thank my ex-husband each and every day (although we rarely speak) for the bad marriage we had because I probably would not have appreciated my reward for going through the hell I went through with him. Yes, sometimes you have to suffer the bad to appreciate the good.

The saying, "you don't appreciate what you've got until it's gone" isn't true if you embrace what you've got daily. If you've got a relationship that you are committed to, that good or bad is more valuable as a whole, and you've found your soul mate stick with it. I've got that. I've got my knight in shining armor ready to battle against the whole world for me. A man who will stand beside me even if we disagree. I will miss that when it's gone. Will I really appreciate it when it's gone? No because I'll always be able to refer back to it.

So honey, this blog is for you. I don't write romance, but when you live the life we've lived who needs books.

Happy Valentine's Day y'all!


7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Special day for you then! Love is never easy but it's always worth it.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Happy Anniversary and Val. Day.

Diane said...

Beautifully said, Jo, and I can so relate as one who has also found a soulmate and am in it for "better or worse" etc. and, gosh all mighty, dealing with the "worse" part now. But wouldn't have it any other way.

Hope you both had a good day!

Lara Lacombe said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

J.L. Murphey said...

Thanks all

S.P. Bowers said...

Aw, so happy you found your loved one!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Lovely post for your beloved .. cheers to you both - Hilary