Marriage is a journey. I know this because I read it on the news feed of one of my favourite couples on Facebook. I randomly stalk their page and each time I do so there is always something inspirational and heartwarming. Today this is what I bumped into.
Marriage is like buying a second hand car. What attracted you to it was probably the shiny paint, the interior, the sound system etc, and it felt like a “new car” to you.
You then bought the car , entered into a relationship with it to start your own car journey experience. Your journey with the “new car” was an adventure as you began finding out things you never knew existed!
You set off to go on your journey which is 1500 miles away, but it doesn’t bother you because you know the journey will be worth it! A third into your journey you hear a weird sound and you smell something that wasn’t there before you can’t put your finger on it but you know something isn’t right!
You’re at a strange place with a now strange car and you’re faced with a dilemma!
1. Do you get the car checked out, fixed so you can continue on your journey? Or…..
2. Do you accept it as a loss, abort the journey forfeit your destination and find your way back to where you started?
Marriage is a journey…
It’s an adventure, quite exciting and exhilarating at the beginning, but then the going will get tough at some point, you begin to see characteristics you never knew existed, you get disappointed, you feel let down, angry feel like throwing in the towel. You feel like it’s easier to just get a brand new car, but even those break down at some point too, so what will happen then??
You get to know your car you get it fixed, you continue with the journey, it will be an experience, your own adventure, embrace it, focus on your destination!! It’ll be worth it.
Marriage is not for quitters, neither is it for the faint hearted!
Are you married? If yes, what are some of the marriage nuggets you have to share? Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments section.