This is the Fifth of five posts over the next ten days as part of Momalom’s Five for Ten. Each participant writes about the same topic everyday–today’s topic is Yes! I thought that this would be a fun exercise to get to know other bloggers! If you want, you can go visit all the other participants. I hope you enjoy! I look forward to stopping by each of your blogs & getting to know you as well over the next few days!
When you get married you say Yes a lot…..
You say Yes…
To Bad Habits (I have none–they are all his 🙂
Like, I hate unpacking after a trip. Mr. OCD unpacks everything the minute we arrive home. I live out of my suitcase until it’s empty.
Or, Mr. OCD puts his dishes promptly in the dishwasher once he’s finished with supper. I rinse mine (sometimes) & put it in the sink. Why do dishes if I still have clean ones in the cabinet?
To creating Life.
To a past.
To their opinions; alike & different (I have none of these either 🙂
To their attitudes.
To morning breath (I never have this.)
To their non-morning personalities.
To their humor (I have tons of this!)
To things you do not like.
To not so glamourous things.
Someday I will write about being three days into a galmourous honeymoon in Maui & being in an ER with a sick husband with a mysterious illness. I knew I’d said yes to health & sickness, I just didn’t think sickness would start so soon!
To learning how to be vulnerable.
To learning how to FORGIVE EASILY & QUICKLY!
To learn how to ask for Forgiveness.
To re-creating their attitudes & personalities in children– my mom used to always say my father had 5 children so he could have a bigger fan club. He needed people to laugh at his jokes–I’m now building mine.
To their cleaning habits.
Seriously, our biggest fight the first year of marriage was about this. Todd hates clutter. I hate germs, but don’t mind a little clutter. Todd will declutter everything, but not clean a toilet bowl for a year. I will clean the bathrooms as many times as I can in a week but not get to the clutter until it’s driving me nuts. We had to work out a system (now it’s called, we have a kid so neither happens!)
To differences in taste.
RomCom movies vs. anything with an explosion.
Xbox & football. Blah!
He hates curtains vs. I have impecable taste in interior design (facetiousness)–but he thinks curtains are ugly. We have NO curtains in the house, just blinds! ICK!
He likes Johhny Carino’s, I hate it. I like Olive Garden, he said he’ll deal with it.
We both like to wander around Lowe’s and dream up projects for our house.
We like to work in the yard.
We like spiritual things.
We like to develop relationships with family & friends.
We like to travel & want to live abroad.
You say Yes to hopes & dreams.
College for all the kiddos.
Graduate school for both of us.
A nice, reliable retirement.
When you make those vows, be it in front of a JP at a courthouse or in a church in front of 450 people, you make some serious promises.
Saying Yes was something I knew was serious & I knew it would be hard, but I say Yes everyday. And everyday (not all day, but everyday) I’m happy in my marriage. And even when we’re angry with each other, I’m always glad that it’s him I’m angry with & not someone else. I also say Yes every single day because marriage is a daily choice. It’s easier some days than it is on others… But…
I’m glad I said Yes! And most importantly, I’m glad I SAY yes everyday.