My parents are without a doubt my inspiration. Is their marriage perfect..absolutely not. But only because there is no such thing. Marriage takes commitment, understanding, and a desire to work things out no matter the situation. The same can be said of any long term relationship. I personally never wanted to be married. I wanted the wedding, of course, but not the marriage itself. I think the finality of it and the vows before God and family and friends actually scared me. Now that I'm darn near forty (just saying the word is scary) I've begun to rethink the whole marriage thing. I realize that I not only want to be married, I'm in love with the idea of someone wanting to marry me. The fact that you can say unequivocally I want to spend the rest of my life with this person gets me all misty eyed. I have no idea what my life holds for me. And truth be told I still don't see marriage in my near future. But if and when it happens, at least I can say that I'm now finally ready.
What you guys can't see is how busted I looked only 30 minutes before this pic. I literally was rushing around all day with the kids and had very little time to beautify for Brenda's wedding. Huge thanks to Face for helping me out with my eyebrows AND makeup!