Monday, April 23, 2012

Why I Love Wifing: A Future

I am no expert in the art of Wifing (you know, being a wife!).  I do not have any market cornered, not FireWife, YoungWife, ObedientWife, or LovelyWife.  Basically, I'm making this all up as I go along, and sometimes it shows.  

But one thing I am is enthusiastic.

Enthusiastic: As in, the opposite of what Handsome is when he takes pictures.
That's his "big" smile.

I'm a big fan of being married.  I pretty much love it and would recommend it to anyone.  Its not always easy, and sometimes it doesn't seem like it will ever be easy.  But good things aren't easy.  And getting to be a wife to a great man is totally worth it.  To remind myself of that, I'm periodically going to post about the things I love about wifing.  Yes, there are less-than-good things that go along with it all, but those are way to easy to remember.  Its the good things that often get forgotten in the midst of life, and its the good things that deserve to be preserved for all time, or at least for as long as the interwebs last.
ASIDE:  Have you ever wondered how long the internet will last?  I mean, I'm sure when all technology was new, people didn't think about the day when it would become obsolete.  Who would have ever guessed that 8-track (or is it A-track?) tapes would go out of style?  This leads to bigger questions, like what will replace the internet?  Mind control, most likely.


Last week, we drove past a house, and I mentioned that I liked the style of it, and the color, although it sat much too near other houses for my liking.  Handsome responded by saying "Take a picture of it, maybe we can build one like it someday."  And my heart just swelled.  I love having a future with this guy.  I love that I don't have to worry about whether or not he'll still be around, that I don't have to preface my dreams by saying "If we're still together".  There is none of that.  The uncertainty is gone, whisked away with a ring and a kiss and a promise.

So today, that's what I love about wifing.  The fact that Handsome's future is so intertwined with mine, its as though they're the same.  I know things could happen, tragedy could strike.  I mean, seriously, we live very dangerous lives.  But for now, he's mine, I'm his, and our futures are ours together.  That's favorite.

Yes, we model for Jeep.
Go Rubicon or go home.
Love and marriage,
TFW

18 comments:

  1. love it, Mariah! =)

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  2. OH GOOD ONE! I'm stealing some of this idea and I'll totally give you credit :) We just celebrated our 18th anniversary a week ago and I can vouch that we are more in love and having more fun now than ever. Trials and ugly stuff come up but a great man worth fighting for is for life.

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    1. Great! I agree, its always worth the fight! So glad to hear that this whole marriage thing keeps getting better and better! Thanks Val!

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  3. Aww, so sweet! You're making me super excited to get married! I can't wait to test out my skills as a wifey!

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    1. Don't be deceived, it is H-A-R-D. No matter how un-hard it seems like its going to be. But its also worth it :)

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  4. RE: H's "big" smile ... At least it IS a smile, and he isn't making a terrible face or putting his hands in front of the lens or pulling your hair in front of his face or any number of other scenarios in which I can envision him deliberately ruining said picture. I still see this as a win.

    RE: "What comes after the Internet?" ... Your brother (my husband, you know the one) has a theory that something even more advanced than the Internet existed pre-Tower of Babel. He thinks there is no reason that they couldn't have had far more advanced technology back then and that we are just now starting to catch up, however slowly. So ... I don't know if that's an answer, per se, except to say that it's quite possible that once upon a time something DID surpass the Internet, and there's nothing to say it won't happen again. I'm with you: I'm guessing mind control devices like in Ray Bradbury and Scott Westerfeld novels.

    RE: 8-track vs. A-track. It's 8. And I love that you had to ask that.

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    1. I agree, it is a win. And my bro/your hubs (you know I wanted to write "ho" but only because it rhymed... can I even say that on here? Now I'm embarrassed...) is full of unique ideas... Glad you're with me on the mind control!

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  5. Isn't that an amazing feeling!

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    1. It is! Its just so... NICE. SO Nice.

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  6. Ahhh Ilove you - WAIT - i mean that in a good way! haha (i should prob know you b4 i say stuff like that!) This is such a good post and SO so well describes my feelings... on marriage.. on jeeps! and what about the internet? sometimes i feel like i'm the only one who ever thinks about the possibility that someone could pull the plug on the thing we rely on almost as much as food and water these days! "Wifing" is hard, yes, but so rewarding, fun, thrilling FRUSTRATING and altogether wonderful! There are few things better then the love of a good man!

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    1. Just for the record, you are welcome to love me all you want :) Thanks for all the compliments, I'm blushing over here! But you're right, the love of a good man is right up there with chocolate covered strawberries and sunny days.

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  7. 1. The smile...lame.
    2. After the internet...The Borg.
    3. Marriage...best thing going this side of Heaven.

    Thanks for the reminder.

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  8. Wait, you have sponsor ads? Holy cow, sister!

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    1. Well, right now they're all using a "free" code. But I'm trying it out, haha :)

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  9. I already can't wait for the day I'm married to my boyfriend. But you just made me all the more excited! :)

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    1. It really is so wonderful. I highly recommend it :) It's hard and exhausting and always totally worth it! Keep in touch!

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