What is your picture of a great marriage? I know Hollywood distorts this picture quite a bit. People get on each others nerves from time to time. We are only human full of flaws. Perfect marriages don’t exist either. Do we expect too much? I know what I want. I don’t expect perfection myself but I guess I do have high expectations. I want a warm marriage with lots of affection (not just sex!). I want to be desired. I want to feel like she really needs me sometimes. I would like to be complimented. I want to do things together on a regular basis. I want to just be sometimes. I want to be able to share my heart. I want to still feel accepted even though I make mistakes I know all this can be difficult with both of us working and having kids so I don’t expect this kind of thing all the time. As I said, we are human.
The one recent memory that stands out is about 4 months ago. I was cleaning the kitchen and she came over and kissed me on the cheek. Nothing dramatic. Nothing huge, just a little something. That little kiss made my heart soar and made me so happy. Why? Because I knew she did it, not to keep me happy, but that she had a heart for me in that moment. Little gestures can have a profound effect.