happily ever after?

Naïve little me thought that marriage was as simple as tying the knot and living happily ever after. There’s a reason why they simply leave it at “and they lived happily ever after” in all those childhood fairy tales I filled my head with. Because if they actually carried on with the story, not a single little girl would grow up believing in “happily ever after” or even want to get married let alone spend upwards of $50,000 on their dream wedding. In reality, “happily ever after” isn’t as easy as finding your Prince Charming and marrying him. A whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears go into the seemingly so effortlessly obtained “happily ever after” that we read about in fairy tales. And I’ve found that most of the blood, sweat, and tears that I pour into achieving my “happily ever after” is spent in defining my husband and me as a new family separate from both of our birth families (in reality, just his family because they just simply refuse to let go while mine seems just a tad too happy to be rid of me). So here’s where you’ll find my struggles and triumphs in my quest to achieve “happily ever after.”

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