Woody Allen said this about marriage, and judging from my vast experience as a one who has been married a whopping 3 months, I’d say it’s spot on.
It’s been said about marriage “You have to know how to fight.” And I think there’s some wisdom to that. People who live together get into arguments. When you’re younger, those arguments tend to escalate, or there’s not any wisdom that overrides the argument to keep in perspective. It tends to get out of hand. When you’re older, you realize, “Well, this argument will pass. We don’t agree, but this is not the end of the world.” Experience comes into play.
I tend to be overdramatic (remember this post?). And it’s good to have a reminder that with age comes wisdom…and the understanding that what seems like a gigantic deal now (like Reid’s clothes being in a big pile next to the bed…not to be too specific…) shouldn’t affect the way I treat him and how much love I show. Clothes on the floor is not the end of the world. In fact, getting upset about trivial things is just that…trivial. Thanks, Woody, for reminding me of that.
Always be gracious. Forgiving. Kind. Thankful. Loving.
This is a film scan from Brenna & Jimmy’s wedding. Full blog post of their incredible love to come.