Dear Yours Truly Readers,
From my previous blog post on “Zoe’s Thoughts” entitled, Destiny, I shared with you a snippet of my mom and dad’s love story. Up to the moment when my dad took his last breath, my mom promised to marry him all over again in their next lives.
My brother and I grew up with a set of parents who are loving, respectful, supportive, understanding, and compassionate of each other. I’m sure most of you may say that this is normal of a couple who’s in love.
But, what’s uncommon about them is their philosophy of “fighting is not normal” in a marriage because if you truly love your spouse, why argue? But, most married couples would say that “fighting is normal”. Not in our house. What’s also uncommon is how they raised me and my brother that “fighting is not normal” with siblings either. I’m sure parents will say, “sibling rivalry” is very normal. Not in our case.
As I grow up and learned to fall in love – I had this fantasy of a relationship with a “Cinderella” story. I know it’s possible because I’ve seen it with my parents. I will not stop searching until I find it. Then, 11 years ago, I met my true love, my soul, my life, Chad. He is my Prince Charming who will save me from all of life’s troubles and be my rock, my constant as we grow older together. I have yet to remember an instant when we argued. To be honest, I don’t think we ever did.
Yesterday, while Chad an I were looking at our wedding album, the topic about our friend came up who’s marriage unfortunately ended, it made us realize even more how lucky we are to have each other; not only because of all the obvious reasons. But, because in our hearts, we deeply believe that marriage is a true Cinderella story, and that every couple should live Happily Ever After.