“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”- Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
Great scene from one of the better rom/com offerings.
But as with many movies with such upbeat finales I eventually ponder how things went beyond the happy ending. There never seems to be a flash forward when 2 kids, a dog, a house to maintain, jobs to attend to, school functions, day care issues, money problems and other circumstances unite in an attempt to wrest away the final vestiges of romance.
Because while falling in love seems relatively easy, staying in love can be a tad more challenging depending on how a couple responds to the stressors life brings.
In this case I give Harry and Sally a good shot. Mainly because their relationship was cemented in friendship before discovering they were in love. And when it comes to marriage, friendship gets you through a whole lot of things
Love is (hopefully) always there but when things begin to get tough it’s more than likely to be Friendship carrying the load when needed.
Here’s to the most recent applicants for marriage licenses courtesy of the Newaygo County Clerk's Office. May their love and friendship continue to thrive.
Curtis Muma, Fremont & Amber Wakefield, Fremont
Kenneth Wert Jr., Grant & Alicia Rowland, Lakeview
Channing Gaffney, Grant & Amanda Gregory, Grant
Ryan Whetzel, Fremont & Nicole Veenstra, Fremont
Stephanie Wilson, Newaygo & Aaron Dirette, Newaygo
Felicia Wooley, Newaygo & Colton Christopher, Ravenna
Erickah Kansankiewicz, Grant & Nathan Crandall, Grant
Makayla Borgman, Fremont & Jordan Brandt, White Cloud
Cy Frankenhouser, Hesperia & Melissa Maddox, Fremont
Jennifer Vis, Grant & Nico Rodriguez, Grant
Chris Root, White Cloud & Tori Lauer, White Cloud
“A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”-Dave Meurer