Warning: mushy blog!
I saw this on a t-shirt the other day and realized there was supposed to be humor in it, but maybe to someone this is their life. I thought: "how sad".
Maybe all these deployments (back to back to back to back) for the last 2 almost 2 1/2 years have made me more appreciative of the things in my life. First and foremost, I am lucky to be IN love with my spouse after 12 years of marriage and 15 years of knowing and being with the same person. I can't imagine seeing any truth in that picture above in our marriage.
Can you imagine being married to someone you didn't love & respect & WANT to spend the REST of your life with? I just couldn't. Waking up beside something every day that I wasn't excited to see? Seeing that same person day after day, month after month, year after year and not even like him a little? What a wasted life!
I am a lucky girl. I'm not sure I always deserve it, but I don't take it for granted. That is for sure. I have a man in my life that takes care of me, makes me a priority in his life; respects me; makes me laugh every single day; who is the best father to my two children; who is just as invested in me as I am in him. I have a man in my life whom I trust with my entire life; whom is committed to me and I to him so much so that I moved away from everything that was familiar to me to make a life of our own together.
Simply put: I know I'm lucky a lucky girl. The game isn't over! Thank God.