This past weekend, as I mentioned elsewhere, it was family reunion time for Evette's brood. For many reason, none of which are a reflection on her family, these grind away at my nerves. I like to get there late and leave early. It's always very hot, outside, and lots of people. But this year, I decided to slow down, give it a chance and try to enjoy it. Why?
Well, I love my wife. And I love her family. And I want to enjoy these times with her. I also know that these important occasions in the life of her family have to be important to me as well. And having kids, it is very important to them too.
When a couple gets married the biggest thing that they have to learn and improve on daily, in my opinion, is sacrifice. We human beings are selfish creatures and I am chief of the tribe. We want what we want, when we want it. Those closest to us, our spouses, deserve better. Again, my opinion. Maybe you and yours have fun kicking the crap out of each other and doing your own things. If so, good luck with your next marriage.
Oh, back to the reunion. Ya know what? I had a GOOD time, got to know a couple of the guys my age a little better, and think I have some friends to hang out with in the future at these events. Sometimes, when you do the right thing, and sacrifice, there is the chance of gaining something in return. It's not the point, because it doesn't always happen, but it's sweet when it does.
I know you are reading Evette, and so I say, I hope I am doing a little bit better than 12 years ago. But if I'm not, you still don't get to kick the crap out of me.