Roses & Marriage

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Roses don’t grow overnight, they take time to mature and reach their full potential.
Relationships don’t grow overnight, they take time to mature and reach the potential of becoming a marriage.

A rose is beautiful but along with it’s beauty, it contains thorns.
Thorns are not as beautiful, they can bring pain, and even though you can get rid of them, you still know that they once were there.

No matter the amount of time shared together, marriages are beautiful.
The union of two imperfect people who come from different lifestyles and backgrounds to become one is beautiful.
But with that beauty comes the thorns of imperfections.

You take a rose and remove the thorns.
You take a marriage and remove the mistakes you made within the relationship.
Though they are gone, you know that they were once there and they serve as a reminder to look at how far you’ve come.

With or without the thorns, a rose is still beautiful.
But what if the rose gets weighed down and the petals slowly fall off one by one?

In a marriage, you can start off so strong but over a period of time the anxieties of life can weigh you down and take a toll on your relationship.
Do you let your relationship wither or do you work hard to maintain its beauty?

Tomorrow will make my parents 36th Anniversary together and when I think of their relationship, the highs and lows, the many trials and tribulations, I can’t help but to think of a rose.
Beautiful but it can hurt.
It takes time and patience to cultivate something so wonderful.

Xoxo,

– R. Vargas

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