Day 12 #Loveuary❤ – Marriage

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Marriage to me is so important. Seeing my parents, and in-laws, and my grandparents too, I grew up wanting a marriage as strong and secure as that.

In their days, marriage, in the Eastern cultures, came before love. You were matched according to family and compatibility. As a girl, you were trained up in the arts of homemaking, and cooking, in the hope that these skills would do you well in our marriage.

In my time, and now, it is more likely that a couple fall in love first, as with their Western counterparts. Careers and life experiences come way before the rest, and often you are left to bumble along, learning how to be a ‘wife’ in the traditional sense, on the job!

This little poem is about my experience. We met, we went out with each other, we fell in love, we married. And our love grows with each day that passes.

The day I smiled at you
Changed my whole life
Led me down a path
Where I became your wife

Clandestine dates
In secret locations
Midnight passing in
Whispered conversations

Changed in a flash
Once those vows we took
Enjoying homemaking
And learning how to cook

Supporting each other
A true marriage of souls
At one time feeling incomplete
Now we do feel whole

Ritu 2017

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wafflemethis
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 02:42:05

    😚😚😚

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  2. shanjeniah
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 02:00:35

    I knew my husband just over six months when we married. Most people we knew either thought we were making a mistake or that we were expecting a child (our first was born just over four years later, so, no, it wasn’t that).

    It’s fascinating to learn about other cultures and their views on marriage and homemaking.

    I wouldn’t say I’m a “traditional” wife – or not entirely. I do handle the bulk of the kid stuff and homeschooling – but my Accomplice, who is actually a chef, does most of the cooking, and we divide labor based on talent, desire, and opportunity, rather than along gender lines. We have a son who enjoys cooking, and a daughter interested in vehicle repair.

    We’re happy and our home is peaceful. I think, when that’s true, the other details don’t matter so much. =)

    I’m glad you found your personal match, and your own path to marriage. And that you shared them with all of us!

    Here’s my post for today…a different kind of relationship…

    http://shanjeniahslovelychaos.com/lovely-chaos-blog/2017/2/12/research-loveuary-day-twelve

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  3. Sri Sudha K
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 20:03:23

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  4. Sri Sudha K
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 20:01:59

    Hi ritu,todays take
    https://Sri sudha.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/indian-wedding/

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  5. Tanya
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 19:59:53

    My first for your Loveuary..Hope you like it Ritu and I hope putting in the link here is also fine..
    https://palpablepennings.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/love-lost/

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  6. syl65
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 19:09:13

    Beautiful Sister and I’m happy you two found love together ❤

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  7. dornahainds
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 17:32:05

    Oh so Wonderful! 🌹

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  8. Lisa W Tetting
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 15:06:26

    I love this Ritu! My marriage is very important to me and I see you value yours too. ❤️

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  9. noorainsobiya
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 11:04:26

    Awwwww!! Such a beautiful ode to marriage ❤️❤️

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  10. Erika Kind
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 10:46:32

    I still love the thought of marriage when two people are showing the world that they belong together and want to take responsibility for each other. Beautiful, sis!

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  11. willowdot21
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 10:39:51

    This is lovely Ritu beautiful values. 💖💓

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  13. Lucy Mitchell
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 09:53:56

    So sweet!

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  14. Judy E Martin
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 08:40:43

    This is beautiful, Sis, You have really a very strong and happy marriage which is a wonderful example to your own children 🙂

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  15. 👉Jyoti❣
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 05:46:45

    Awesome 😊

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  16. Miriam
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 05:37:14

    Beautiful poem.

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  17. Southern by Design
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 05:15:48

    Beautiful!

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  18. enterfuntech
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 05:11:15

    Its a great culture

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