Today when I returned from my run, I found my parents sitting down at the beach staring out at the lake, swan gazing. It seemed perfect - like the way it's supposed to be - like it is in The Notebook. Growing old together and loving another one person until the end.
This evening I discovered a couple I know is now divorced and I'm a bit dumbfounded by the news. I just don't "get" divorce - especially when two people share the same faith. With the parents I have, divorce seems like such a foreign concept.
I've only had one close girl friend go through divorce, but I have a close guy friend who has had nearly a dozen close guy friends get divorced. This couple I discovered tonight is one of them. Needless to say, this guy friend of mine has just a few hesitancies when it comes to marriage - understandably so.
It seems like research would have love and marriage down to a science by now - for people to know whether or not it's a good idea for them to get married.
But in the end, it's a matter of choice - of choosing to stick things through even when things suck. And when things suck, you suck it up, and keep going. At least that's how I feel about marriage, but I've never been married so I can't speak from life-learned expertise. Boo on divorce. :(