The Inspiration Post is one that I have also been thinking a lot about! It was pretty easy to come up with and if you read on, you will see why.
There are two major relationships in my life that I think showed me the correct way a marriage and relationship should be. The first is my grandparents:
|Married over 60 years!|
The next is my parents:
|Married for almost 36 years!|
No one can really prepare you for marriage. No matter how many books you read or advice you listen to, marriage is just plain hard. It is hard to be selfless. It is hard to wake up some days and look over and say - "I choose to love you today." It is hard to love someone so much and have your feelings hurt by them. It is hard to plan, and trust when sometimes you can't see the forest through the trees.
As hard as it is, I know that at the core, I chose a good one. And I firmly believe that this is why - My mom saw her dad treat her mother with respect. She saw him love her unconditionally. She saw him never take his eyes off of her when she walked into the room. So, when she met my dad- she had standards. She knew how she should be treated and she didn't settle. When I was a little girl I saw my dad treat my mother with respect. I saw him love her unconditionally. I saw him never take his eyes off of her when she walked into the room and when I met Sam, I didn't settle. I knew how I should be treated. So when Ada sees her dad treat me with respect, love me unconditionally, and tell me I am the most beautiful thing - she too, will have standards and she will know how to be treated and loved.
Love is so powerful. It transcends time and generations. I am so grateful for the example I had growing up and still have to this day! I hope that our love story inspires our children and our grandchildren one day. What a wonderful Legacy my grandparents have built. I can't even imagine anything more precious or valuable to leave on this Earth. Love truly is the best and most wondrous thing.