In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Embrace the Ick.”
What more appropriate way to ring in our seven month anniversary than with sailor’s mouths and slamming doors? Welcome to the Ick of Marriage. We aren’t perfect and we definitely don’t claim to be. Marriage is hard y’all! Especially when two people are as stubborn as Sam and I; ya know the whole “my way or the highway attitude”? Yeah, we both have it times ten. Nevertheless, I couldn’t picture my life with anyone else and Sam has told me the same thing, “I wouldn’t want to do life with anybody else.” My response is always, are you sure about that? And sure enough, time and time again he lovingly reassures me that he will love me for the rest of our lives even when I go through the lady crazies! Haha!
We all know that marriage isn’t always easy, sometimes it hardly ever is. We bring “ick” to marriage because we are human, but marriage is worth every struggle and hard time because in it you find companionship and commitment in your most real, raw, vulnerable and even your worst moments. We love each other in spite of our icky-ness and flaws because we are aware of our own and most importantly we continually forgive! In marriage we embrace each other as we are and give each other a steady and dependable place to grow without worry of abandonment. This is what it means to Embrace the Ick.