As any married person knows - it's hard - at times - really hard being a wife or a husband. It takes work and tenacity and humility and forgiveness and respect and love to endure through those times in marriage where it ain't all roses.Being Michael's wife has brought me great joy, lots of fun, and many many times of great laughter. We've learned to do things together (and love it): hospitality, remodeling, gardening, playing free cell (he on his lap time and me on mine - which by the way - he usually wins).
It's also been one of the hardest things I've done - learning what it means to be a wife - getting out of myself, discovering my selfish ways, learning how to constantly, creatively communicate and sometimes use words.
I've grown to become his best. And, he's grown to become my best.
We've learned to keep short accounts, not hold a grudge, let go of resentment and basically learned (still learning) how to resolve conflicts quickly so intimacy isn't impeded.
Doing life without my husband is NOT an option for me. It's not about bring me peace - but me learning to let peace rule in my feminine soul in spite of what goes on around me. It's been about me, developing character and getting ready to stand before - on That Day - my audience of One.
I've watched only one show of Jon and Kate Plus Eight but lately have been interested in where the sad saga of their life would end up. Many of you responded when I asked for the advice you'd give this precious couple - for the sake of their precious children.
Thing like this have been posted:
Jon and Kate: Why Do We Relate? What's happened to them - what has happened to us?