May 26, 2013
Nobody Has a Perfect Marriage
Your best friend doesn't have a perfect marriage.
Your neighbors don't have a perfect marriage.
The popular girl from high school doesn't have a perfect marriage.
The president doesn't have a perfect marriage.
Your friends who are so smug about their marriage don't have a perfect marriage.
Your marriage counselor doesn't have a perfect marriage.
I don't have a perfect marriage.
What we all have is a work in progress.
It is a project we build together. Sometimes it gets better, sometimes it gets a little worse. It is the very foundation of our life, but there may be times when we wonder what the hell we are doing here.
Our skills improve with experience.
This project is never quite finished. We get older, circumstances change, things happen. There is sickness and health. We get richer or poorer. Adjustments are needed. Maybe we shut it down for repairs. Maybe we turn it around and take it in an exciting new direction.
Now and then we stop for a progress report. Are we there yet? Mmm, almost. It's looking good. Let's just tighten up this part over here. I like this. What's next?
What we build is not the perfect marriage. But it just might be the marriage that is perfect for us.