"Lovers should guard their strangeness." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've been able to spend three going on four uninterrupted days with Joseph and not once have I thought to myself, "I sure could use some space or time to myself." I never feel that way when I'm with him and when I express this to family or friends and some respond, "oh its just because you're a newly wed," I am offended to the core and I feel sorry for them.
My relationship with my husband is special. The definition of special: Distinguished by some unusual quality; especially: being in some way superior, designed for a particular purpose or occasion. I'd like to think Joseph was designed specifically for me and I him. I believe everyone ought to feel this way about their spouse and/or relationship. The happiness I feel in my marriage seems almost strange and out of the ordinary now days. Media commonly shows marriage as an annoyance for women and a trap for men. And so I will guard this strangeness because within this strangeness I am most happy.