Today I am thankful that The Hub is home safe and sound from his latest business trip, and thankful to have him as my best friend and partner-in-crime through all of life’s adventures.
Earlier this week I watched “Yours, Mine, and Ours,” (1968 Version,) and I have pretty much decided that Henry Fonda’s little speech to his then-step-daughter just about sums all of this marriage/partnership/parenting stuff up just about perfectly:
“It’s giving life that counts. Until you’re ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud. All the crazy haircuts in the world won’t keep it turning. Life isn’t a love in, it’s the dishes and the orthodontist and the shoe repairman and… ground round instead of roast beef. And I’ll tell you something else: it isn’t going to a bed with a man that proves you’re in love with him; it’s getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful everyday world with him that counts.”
True partnership, give-and-take, balancing all of the who-is-responsible-for-what issues, and all of the other things that make day-to-day life in a couple tick can be really tricky – I very much believe that being the head of a family isn’t for the faint-of-heart. It takes guts, and devotion, and sacrifice, and a lot of other very real, not-so-glamourous but very attractive attributes.
I am so thankful I married a man who was ready for it, and that we are doing all of the “drab miserable wonderful” things this amazing life offers us together.
(And it doesn’t hurt that he’s oh-so-foxehhh, too.) 😉