Marriage is not easy. When you have to share every aspect of your life with someone, it takes a lot of patience and understanding.
You have to adjust to the fact that not all of your moments are romantic rainbows and starry moments. Some days aren’t so good, and some days are horrible. But, even in the worst times and in the most awkward moments, love can manifest itself in subtle yet incredible ways.
These are the moments to cherish and these are the moments that matter the most. It’s easy to love someone when they’re at their best and doing everything right. It’s much harder to love them when they’re at their worst.
If you find someone you love and they love you not only on the best days but also on Tuesdays, you have found true love.
Here is a story that perfectly illustrates this type of love. Thanks to my friend Crystal Hebner for sharing it.
My mother has always cooked delicious dishes. But one day, she put a “burnt pie” in front of my father. Not just a little burnt, but black as coal.
I waited to see what my father would say.
But he just ate the pie and asked me how my day was.
Then I heard my mother apologize to him for his dinner.
I will never forget his response.
“Honey, I like your pie.”
Later, I asked my father if he had told the truth. My father put his arm on my shoulder and said:
‘Your mother had a difficult day at work.’
“She was weary and tired.”
“The ‘burnt pie’ didn’t hurt me but a piercing, the razor sharp word might have hurt her.”
We all make mistakes, and some are really bad mistakes.
But we shouldn’t focus on those mistakes, but rather support the ones we truly love.
It’s the best kept secret to long, happy and happy relationships…