More Realness

Remember what I said about being a real person in a real marriage?

Real marriage happened to Kirk and I this week. Last night, in fact.

It was one of those long nights that included lots of words and a few tears. We hashed some stuff out. He talked and I let him.

We went to bed last night rather silent, but we were okay. We woke up this morning the same way.

Tonight was better. We ate dinner and smiled at each other. We watched American Idol and laughed together. Every once in awhile he winked at me. Every once in awhile I winked back.

Real marriage happens. It isn't always pretty. But it is always beautiful. Because we promised to love each other through the good and the bad.

That's beautiful.


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Thanks...I appreciate your honesty, Amber.

buscher3 said...

Hate those moments while they happen, but love the after moments when God seems to just gently nudge me into remembering that my spouse isn't perfect (and neither am I for that matter) and gives me just an ounce of His unconditional love to pass along to my husband. He always reminds me that although the "fires will come", we are, able to withstand it with the right focus.

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Glad things are better!

Kara said...

Amen! Marriage is definitely give and take. More giving than taking is the key. Thanks for being so honest. Pray you guys have a blessed weekend!
Kara - I Cor. 13

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Libby said...

I really like this post =] sure I'm not married but I enjoy hearing of the love that a husband and wife hold for one another!!