With a short riff on relationships
"All your insecurities, all the dirty laundry never made me blink one time."- Katy Perry, Unconditionally
We all got baggage.
I mean, seriously, whether you are getting married in your early 20’s for the first time or maybe giving it another go in your 40’s, 50’s or beyond, you bring along a suitcase or three filled with your life experiences, prior relationships, family upbringing, and personal idiosyncrasies just to name a few items.
Who we are and why we are who we are remain major parts of the package. For both people involved. We bring it all in as a kind of dowry of sorts so when we buy into a relationship it’s an ‘as is’ proposition not a fixer-upper.
Not to say marriage doesn’t change us. Hopefully we want to be the best person we can for our loved one and that may involve altering or modifying some of our old ways a tad. But changes, even small ones, can be pretty challenging to say the least.
These folks below who signed on at the clerk’s office to put the stamp of commitment on their relationship likely know each other as few if any others do.
And it looks like that despite all they know, or maybe because of it, they apparently haven't blinked.
Alex Bullock, Grand Rapids & Paisley Martin, White Cloud
Travis Allen White, White Cloud & Mackenzie Leigh Rountree, Cedar Springs
Jeffrey Hoad, Hesperia & Madelynne Sargent, White Cloud
Tammy Lynn Meeuwenberg, Fremont & Dale Austin Myers, Fremont
Zachary Cantu, White Cloud & Sara Trudgeon, White Cloud
Danielle Acton, Ensley Center & Keith Soules, Ensley Center
Come to me as you are
Don’t need apologies
I'll take your bad days with your good
Walk through the storm, I would
I do it all because I love you”- Katy Perry, Unconditional