Thursday, March 24, 2011

O, honey!

The honeymoon period:
1. a vacation or trip taken by a newly married couple.
Anthony and I went to Cozumel, Mexico for our honeymoon. I wish this wasn't the case, but it was kinda a disappointment to us. First, we were ill-prepared. We didn't bring anything snacky, and it isn't like you can just walk across the street to Walmart. We didn't bring any activities to do. Those would have come in really helpful when Anthony got sick for like 24 hours. The resort was ill-prepared. I mean, we got a room with two twin beds the first night we were there. I dropped the line, "We are on our honeymoon" so many times I can't remember, but the only thing we got for the whole week was a half bottle of champagne. I don't even like champagne. Sure, snorkeling was fun, but if we would love the opportunity to redo that honeymoon trip. Honeymoon definition number one: not successful.
2. the month or so following a marriage.
We are coming up on our third month of marriage. Time has just flown by!
Honeymoon definition number two: over.
any new relationship characterized by an initial period of harmony and goodwill
My relationship with Anthony is in no way new, but it has definitely changed. Our first months of marriage have been characterized with car trouble, overwhelming work, death of a loved one, and relationship "adjustments." We can honestly say that we don't feel like we had any part of this definition of a honeymoon. "Real" married life began the day we married.
Honeymoon definition number three: non-existent.
4. any period of blissful harmony
Thank goodness there is a fourth definition!! Regardless of whether our trip wasn't as expected or that circumstances outside of our control have somewhat marred our initial period of harmony and goodwill, Anthony and I still are in blissful harmony. There will always be circumstances outside of our control, people who disagree with us, stressful situations at work. However, I am thankful for my smart brother's advice, "As long as you and Anthony are on the same page, nothing else matters." As long as we put our primary focus on our relationship, then people, circumstances, and stress cannot break our period of blissful harmony.
Honeymoon definition number four: SUCCESS!!

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