Marriage is one of the Top Ten Stressors based off The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale.
Which makes planning a wedding notoriously stressful.
And our family doesn’t do marriage well. Within the past two generations, only one marriage in each has stood the test of time. For the ten members of those generations, there have been 10 divorces.
And to be completely fair, one aunt has never married.
Dad has been married three times. You’ve been married twice. And one Grandma married the same man twice.
The only comfort I have in the deed is that Dave’s family is the exact opposite of ours. They’ve shown me the example that with love, you can build a (happily married) life together. They’ve shown me what a (happy) family could be.
Dave’s bringing the good juju.
That is what gave me the strength to forgive. That is what gave me the strength to move forward.
And together it gives me the strength to say, “I do.”