Seems ironic that my first post isn’t a story. Why is that? I wasn’t prepared to put anything up, because I didn’t know I would finish setting up this thing.
But, I do follow a few writing related blogs.
And. A Challenge caught my attention. So, in a way, I am going to tell a story, but not in the manner I had planned. I guess you would call it a memoir.
Title: Marriage Dreams
Photo Credits: Pixabay. I get most, if not all, my images from Pixabay.
Growing up, I dreamt of falling in love and marrying my Prince Charming. It would be perfect, so very perfect. We would get married in a chapel, have a house with a white picket fence, have two daughters and two sons, and yes. We absolutely will live happily ever after. Because that is how it works in fairytales. And if it is good enough for fairytales, then it ought to be good enough for real life.
Of course, that isn’t how it worked out in the end. I didn’t get married right out of high school. Prince Charming didn’t come until well later in life. Our wedding wasn’t a huge fancy affair. It was a simple, quiet, affair, with only our parents, the best man, and the maid of honor. Our reception wasn’t a huge, fancy, catered affair, either. It was an event held a few weeks later at a friend’s house. We didn’t go on a fancy honeymoon to Hawaii either. It was a weekend drive to Colorado. And I didn’t have the two boys and two girls, as planned. I ended up with one daughter, and couldn’t have any more. And we don’t live in a house with a white picket fence. We live in a house that we can call our own, and that is what matters most.
However, that doesn’t mean my dream wedding and marriage went unfulfilled. All my dreams have indeed been fulfilled, just not in the manner I had imagined. That is how life works. Our dreams do come true, just not as imagined. And that is where true happiness and fulfillment happens. You look at something, in my case, marriage. You know it was a dream growing up. You know you imagined it. A dream doesn’t have to come true the way you think it should for it to come.