Monday, February 4, 2013
Tulips on the Fence
It did get me thinking though about advise for our daughters. Perhaps they should do projects with their significant others before making any permanent decisions, you know, just to see if they work well together. Projects seem to be what people do so much of nowadays. We could administer the Myers-Briggs or the Compass Protocol to assess the match in their personalities or work approaches. Or they could each marry her best friend and figure it out from there. After all, if we knew too much about each other, or if we knew too much of what was to come, perhaps very few would take the leap.
As we approach Valentine's Day, let's celebrate the leaps of faith (or hope) many have taken. Let's also remember that a marriage is about two people finding their way through projects, sometimes parenting, and almost always painful times. As a wise woman (a lovely Mrs. Tapia) once told me, when the children are launched, only the two of us will remain. Let's always be building our marriages with that in mind.