Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Reflections on marriage and divorce...

Last night I was watching the series finale of "Jon and Kate plus 8" and I got inexplicably teary eyed and downright sad..
Seeing those two people talk about their show and how it was ending because they had split up was just sad...it was weird...
Once the show ended I started to think about marriage and divorce...
As an unmarried person, I thought divorce was "ugly" and hoped that my parents or someone I knew wouldn't have to go through it... I never really analyzed it further than that...
... years later, and now a married woman, divorce really scares me... not because I have an unhappy marriage or because I'm afraid something might go wrong... but because I can't wrap my mind about the idea of two people being happy and in love one day, and hating each other and not wanting to be together another day....it's just BAD!....
The idea that even the happiest couples are vulnerable to failure is really scary... I see it as failing yourself, not being able to honor that commitment you once made with the person you love the most...
I assume that for some people, divorce may be the only option but it must be so hard to live with the thought that you were once so happy with someone and then you're not!...
Every day I thank God for my happy and wonderful marriage and pray to Him that I will always have to wisdom to honor my vows and know that with love everything is possible....
Ok..that was very random...but I needed to get it off my chest! ;)

1 comment:

ELIZABETHDIAZ said...

i couldn't agree with you more... gustavo and i dont believe in divorce for us personally... but obviously we do know it exists... and you're right it is an ugly situation full of anger and resentment... i pray that we never have to experience that and that God will always remain the center of both of our marriages xoxo adri!!!