Monday, December 6, 2010
A Piece of Paper
I am tired of hearing people (especially celebrities) say that marriage is "just a piece of paper." Not to me. I have a piece of paper from the state and one from our church with a date and a time that proves that we did it, but my marriage is never about that paper. It is about commitment. It's about love. It's about acceptance. It's about family. It's about communication and forgiveness and laughter and friendship and support and it is hard and easy and challenging and rewarding. Ask any widow if they think it is just a piece of paper. I know that not all marriages are happy and sometimes a divorce can save your life and lead you to better things. But it is not a piece of paper.