Saturday, December 31, 2011
I do. Again.
7 years ago today I said, I do.
I promised to love and cherish until death to us part.
I promised to honor my husband in good times and bad.
And I promised to obey him.
Is it me or was 2011 the year of Hollywood weddings gone wrong?
The most obvious was the Kardashian wedding, which yes I watched, ending after 72 days.
Sinead O'connor & Who-the-hell-cares: 16 days.
Jesse James couldn't keep his greasy hands off tatooed biker chicks, again, which inked the deal with Kat Von D.
J Lo & March Anthony: Terminar.
Speaking of the Terminator, Arnold & Maria= Collateral Damage.
Poor 80 something Hugh Hefner got the Runaway Bride treatment by 20 something Crystal Harris. Guess even the velvet robe can rub one the wrong way.
Georges Lopez ended his marriage with his wife of 17 years and a Kidney shared together. One would think a kidney would stamp the "Happily ever after" deal.
Frasier and Camille: All done and dragged out over and over again on the RHWOBH. Thank God for Bravo.
Zac Effron & Vanessa Hudgens found out it's not all fun and games after High School.
Not even the red Kabbalah string could keep Demi & Ashton together.
Even Chaz ended his engagement before actually walking down the aisle!
All of the above have all the money, power, fame & security in the world.
No worries about making ends meet.
No worries about "Me" time, "Couple" time or "family vacation" time. They have all the money, resources and nannies they need.
Maybe they have too much time on their hands.
However this post isn't about how celebrities can't live happily ever after.
This post is for the rest of us, mortals with cellulite and over the credit limit, who walked down the aisle and are still going.
For those of us who said "I do" and ended up wondering at one time or another "Do I?", "Should have I?" and sometimes "Who am I? Who are we?"
The truth is this:
When you say I do, You really have no idea of what you are committing yourself to.
Life is unpredictable, unfair and scary.
Life is also surprising, beautiful and exhilarating.
Just not necessarily in that order.
If I could have seen the future on this day 7 years ago, I would have ran faster than Julia Roberts ran from commitment in the 90's.
I wouldn't have experienced all the Joy and Surprises I have lived through with Big Daddy.
Posted by Elissa at 11:50 AM