Friday, February 29, 2008

Marriage is Hard

Well, yesterday our little family had a birthday and today it is an anniversary. This is the dude that I refer to on this blog as the "Wetback" and his loving wife, Mrs. Back. (Yes, "Wetback" is always capitalized, it is a race, remember? And, no, his daddy was part Mexican or something, really, I don't know and no, he wasn't illegal. You, yeah you, shut up.)

These people are my friends and they are absolutely wonderful folks. They have shown me that marriage does dissolve the individual into a collective, but it is one of mutual regard, respect and understanding that stems from a genuine caring that takes years to build and develop. Marriage is not easy for most, but the Back family has taught me that it most definitely can be valuable if you make the commitment to always strive to do what is right and moral. I salute y'all and wish you many more years of happiness.

They like Cocker Spaniels. A bunch. And Cocker Spaniels like them. A bunch.

Romance - The Two Dogs Way
Her: Does it seem like we have been married a long time?

Me: No baby, it seems like only thirteen minutes.

Her: That's so swe....

Me: Underwater.

UPDATE: The subject dude of this post sends this in:

I just read your post today. You are too kind and full of surprises. It is nice to know that other people can see the spark we have. To me, that means our genuine feelings for each other must be shining through. I (we) really appreciate the kind words. The Mrs. and I do have a special relationship. I know it sounds cliché, but we really were best friends before we started dating. Outside of my faith, she is the center of my universe and I dare say that I am the center of hers. There is no one else I’d rather spend time with, just hang out with, or confide in. She is my soul mate and my perfect match. I know God brought us together, without a doubt. Yesterday, you were right. I am blessed beyond what I truly deserve. No matter what else goes wrong or whatever trials we face, we have each other and there is no greater blessing on Earth than to have someone to stand beside you at all times.

One thing though, I disagree that you do not deserve it, you made the effort and you earned your reward.

Please take the time to comment.


Skunkfeathers said...

My hat's off to those who labor and get it right. After losing the best, and almost settling for someone way less, I'm on the shelf. It beats being in divorce court ;)

Joe said...

Considering that I'm thinking about getting married again, it's great to hear stories like this. Because, yes, marriage is hard.

Paul Mitchell said...

Wow! You've obviously been busy the last few weeks with K.

Congrats, Joe. Good luck, you're going to need it.

And SF, I think that anything is better than divorce court. And I mean anything.

Reverse_Vampyr said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, you old curmudgeon, you.

But shame on you for leaving out the beverage warning before enlightening us about Two Dogs-style romance! :)

RaeJane said...

Aw sweet...

Marriage ain't hard if the man just does what the wife says.

Paul Mitchell said...

Surprising that you would say that, because these two seem to not ever have any friction, but it isn't like they compromise, it's like they know the same things at the same time. It's pretty cool.