Monday, April 18, 2011

happily ever after.

Once upon a time my dad met my mom.

This June they will be married for 24 years! Cute huh?

I was reading my book yesterday, Nicholas Sparks of course, and he talked about how when kids grow up in a family where their parents are happily married they grow up with the idea that someday they will have a similar relationship. After reading this I realized just how true this was. Today divorce is very common. More common than ever before. And even being single isn't that unusual. But because I grew up with married parents I have always assumed that's how my future would be. I have never even had the thought of a different out come pass through my mind. But after reading this I realized that I have no idea what my future holds. I brought this up with my roommates later. We all have very similar up-bringings, our parents are still together and we almost all have just one sibling. They admitted that they had the same ideas that I did. Because we have only seen functional relationships we assume that we will live happily ever after as well. Obviously I hope this is the outcome for all of us but the fact still remains that we never know what's in store.
I tried to put myself in the shoes of someone else and I realized just how lucky I am to have the family I have. There are so many things that I have not had to face in life that many of my friends have. Life can be hard.

Of course I still assume that my life will go according to plan. Let's hope there aren't any bumps in the road, but at least I know that I have a great example to follow.

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