My husband and I both tend to be very affectionate people toward each other. A simple gesture as holding hands or making googly eyes across the room at each other, sitting on his lap (although he'll sit on mine occasionally), things like that. And the minute we start doing things like that people start smarting off and telling us to get a room or one of the other phrases above.
When we're accused of young love I just want to tell them that I'm not young. In the reality of things I am, but they're not talking age... they're referring to the marriage. Our marriage is young. We've been husband and wife just over 2 years with a little over a year of dating prior to that. Our relationship is still considered new.
It seems like in a world with standards to day, it's easy to get married and even easier to get a divorce. I get excited when I hear of couples who have been married 10, 20, 30, 40+ years because it shows that their marriage has stood the test of time.
There are so many obstacles out there, hurtles even, that sometimes people lose sight of what is really important to them and their marriage.
I'm reminded of a story the preacher told in church one Sunday about a couple who were always holding hands, had cute little inside jokes, He'd put his arm around her in church, she'd grab his hand etc and they had been married 30+ years. At first he felt sort of annoyed by the PDA (public display of affection), but then he came to realize that it was a gesture of love. After all the years of hardship they had endured, the wonderful times, the family commitments, the outside commitments, after everything life had thrown at them they were still very much in love.
When we heard this story, hubby and I both giggled just a bit because this almost described us to a T, well other than the obvious we were newly weds at the time.
In thinking of this post for the last few days, the same song by The Judd's keeps popping into my head... "Young Love". Please enjoy. Happy Thursday