Marriage is hard
Marriage is hard those first few years as you dance the dance of compromise and try to entwine two backgrounds into one, as you get to know each other.
Marriage is hard as you go through the valley of death to bring children into the world and then struggle to survive those first few years of sleeplessness and struggle of eking out time for each other only for those moments to be often strained.
Marriage is hard during those school years as you seem to just try to make it through another week.
Marriage is hard when your kids become teens and there never seems to be enough to fulfill the endless needs.
Marriage is hard as you send your most priceless “possession” off to college.
Marriage is hard when you become an “empty nester” and strive to get to know each other again.
Marriage is hard in those later middle years as you feel decline to begin to creep in and realize you will not reach all the dreams you dreamt.
Marriage is hard as one of you faces sickness and the other strives to push the both of you forward.
Marriage is hard as you lower a casket into the ground bearing the body of your beloved.
Marriage is easy as you bask in the glow of the blessings and bounties of a commitment well kept. But it doesn’t get easy unless you face the hard stuff together with a tenacious commitment to “till death do us part.” Marriage is hard but it is much easier with one you love “till death do us part.” Then - it's both hard AND wonderful!