Every couple has a different love story.
His first impression of her was that she was a know-it-all primadonna.
Her first impression of him was that he was a poor kid who couldn’t afford what she was selling.
It’s a good thing first impressions don’t last. Because fast-forward 1 year later, they tied the knot at a beautiful beach resort in Dapitan. I was their maid-of-honor. Sometimes good things happen when we least expect it. Who would have thought that these two would suit?
So, yes. Last weekend one of my best friends got married. It was a beautiful wedding. The family and friends of both the bride and groom were there to celebrate with them. I had a great time catching up with my college buddies (insert pillow fight photo ^_^ ).
The wedding itself was unique. It was the first “musical wedding” I attended. There were so many song numbers in the wedding! The bride sang her vows as well. Plus, I loved the sword salute. The venue itself was magical. I can definitely fall in love here.
I guess it’s true that opposites attract.
K is the typical rich, beautiful and spoiled (just a little bit) heiress. While David, is a military guy who comes from a simple family. They come from two different backgrounds and yet they managed to make their worlds meet. But as the song goes, love moves in mysterious ways.
Some may fall in love at first sight (if there is such a thing). For some, love may come like a thief in the night in the form of friendship. For others, it may come as a lightning strike – hard and fast, catching you off guard.
No love story is the same. That’s why we shouldn’t become envious of the seemingly perfect love story of other couples. No love story is perfect. Every couple will have their own trials to overcome. But that’s the beauty of being in a relationship. Character isn’t made during the good times. It’s molded and defined during the tough times. And with every challenge a couple overcomes, their relationship grows and becomes stronger.
Falling in love is easy. But staying in love, that’s another story.
Love is a decision. It isn’t some warm fuzzy feeling or a spur of the moment thing. I have always admired my grandfather and grandmother and how they were with each other. Theirs wasn’t a perfect marriage. There were trials, but I could see how happy my grandparents were together – how in love they were with each other despite being married for more than 50 years.
Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice. – Fawn Weaver
Although my grandfather is no longer with us, I can still remember what he told me: “The secret to a successful marriage isn’t grand gestures of love or romance. It’s the simple everyday things that make marriage a success.”
One, I always let your grandma feel that she is loved and appreciated everyday with the little things I do.
Second, we never go to bed angry. We resolve our conflicts on the same day.
Third, I make it a point to speak to your grandma in a gentle manner. (Yes, tone matters!)
For more than 50 years, my grandfather held true to his principles. I’ve always been amazed by how he loved grandma. I know how difficult she can be (and I’m a lot like her).
Although there is no such thing as “happily ever after”, I think this was as close to it as you could get. David and K, I hope you’ll get your own ever after too. Your wedding was beautiful. I hope your marriage will be even more so.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -Mignon McLauglin
Go live a Truly Wealthy life!