This weekend we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. Lee and I believe that one of the best gifts we can ever give our kids is a strong marriage. Over the last few days we tried to describe to them the three traits of a healthy marriage. We came up with: Commitment, Love, and Reality.
Here is how we explained it:
Commitment: It’s like bacon and eggs. The chicken was involved, the pig was committed. Don’t just be involved.
Love: Yes, romance is fun, but Love is also willing to pay a price. So, will Itake a bullet for Lee? Yes, as long as she doesn’t nag me :)
Reality: which brings us to the fact that surprises happen. Our wedding vow said “for better or worse”. Lets face it, marriage is not what you see in the movies. For one, we get older. We yell, we cry, we kiss, we need time. Denying it is foolish. How you deal with what happens to you is a choice. Loving through the good and bad makes it worth it.