A number of years back now, the kids were little, hubby and I saw a marriage counselor. We were in a place of needing some support, a little tweak here and there. In the three or four times we visited this counselor, we both received one life giving take away.
Eighteen years back, on this very day, October 24, 1998 we said, “I do.”
The take away from the marriage counselor was that she asked us to turn to each other and to say, “I choose you.” One at a time, looking each other in the eye. I still feel the goose bumps I felt all over in that moment.
That’s it, three powerful words. I. Choose. You. Since then, in good times and in bad, we stop, look each other in the eye, text one another if one is traveling, speak out to each other right in front of our teenage kids, “I choose you.”
See Mio Marito doesn’t need me to complete him and I don’t him to complete me. He walks in a room and my heart still skips a beat and of course the same happens to him when he sees me, duh! Absolutely, we annoy each other with our little habits, but we love each other despite of them. I don’t need him to be the best me, but he brings out the best me, he supports me like no other, even when I am not being my best.
Sure looking back on the last eighteen years of marriage, if I would do it all over again maybe I would have made some different choices in the things I said, the way I behaved or the the things I did. I would however, not have chosen a different partner in crime. I would choose Mio Marito again, just like I do every day.
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