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Love and Marriage

I had the joy of attending my uncle's wedding this past weekend in Tennessee.  It was a beautiful day and I have never seen him so happy in all the years I have known him.  He and my new aunt were all smiles and looked to have the time of their lives.  This got me thinking about marriage and love and all that in between.

Many people are truly blessed to be able to find that one person that makes their life whole, that makes them smile, that makes them want to be a better person.  Some find it early in life (like myself) and some find it later (like my uncle).  No matter when it happens, I think you just know!  Weddings are such a happy time for the couple (well, they should be anyway) and make the world seem like a better place.  It seems as though love can conquer anything!

A lot of time, love does conquer but sometimes it doesn't.  Sometimes couples get divorced.  Unfortunately, weddings seem to cause me to reflect on this aspect of marriage as well.  This too is something I've had to deal with in life...fortunately only from the child's perspective.  I've faced this both as a child and as an adult.  I must say, its a heck of a lot easier when you are younger - children are resilient.  Being an adult and married at that, makes divorce a much bigger monster.  You might think it is easier being that I have knowledge of how complex marriage is and that it does take work, but not for me.

Although you want to see your parents happy - its never easy when they start dating.  I find myself resorting back to my childish thoughts that they should be together.  I'm definitely slow to embrace change when it comes to my family.  I'm trying to work on this, but it can't be rushed.


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