I’ve been having this reoccurring dream. Nightmare actually.
The dream is me finding out my husband is not going to marry me. Well, in the dream we are still dating and I learn he’s changed his mind and I am utterly and totally devastated. I wake up with a feeling that I never want to experience in real life. It’s scary.
I’ve been married six months now and it’s by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I thank the universe that I found the love of my life. Sure, it took me thirty-five years but then, there’s no age limit to finding love. Yeah, I guess there are consequences (perhaps no children, maybe lots of loneliness) but once The One is found, the wait proves to be well worth it. But I digress…
In that six months, I’ve had this dream about three or four times.
I should confess that I don’t handle lack of control well. And opening up myself to someone else, trusting them, loving them, is very scary. Maybe not for you, but it is for me.
I had this dream a few nights ago. And I woke up from it feeling that devastation yet again.
But as I came out of this hurtful slumber, I heard a voice say, “Morning baby.”
So I opened my eyes and said, “I just had the worst dream ever. I dreamt you didn’t want to marry me.”
My husband then turned to me and replied, “That’s funny because I was actually lying here, wanting to hug you so bad but worried I was going to wake you.”
And a smile spread across my face.
That is marriage.
Making your partner feel stronger just by being you.