After04/05/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 7 Comments
Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…
What comes to mind when you hear this word? For me, happily ever after. What does THAT phrase mean?
It is often referred to newlyweds, but when does it really start? After wedding planning? I feel that after you say “I do” is when the work starts. Marriage is work, but I can say that it has been worth it.
Maybe your happily ever after starts after you have struggled with becoming a parent and you bring a child home. What you work so hard for has finally come to pass, and yet again, the work never stops, but your happy, right?
If you have fought an illness or gone through trials, when you come out the other side, and have won, THAT might be your happily ever after.
When my marriage has suffered due to a crisis that was NEVER going to happen to me, I have to re-think happy and ever after. I don’t know that I believe in happily ever after, I think that happy is a choice, and an on-going one at that. Happy takes work and what comes AFTER the work is done…..well, hopefully some rest, but usually more work towards your happily ever after.