Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happily Ever After

Snow White, The Sequel
I find this photo to be hilarious.  Not because I have a cynical view of marriage or the reality of family responsibility but rather because it touches on a particular truth.  It offers a stark contrast of what Hollywood sells us as the ideal "ever after" with a less glamorous yet probably more accurate picture.

Thankfully my wife and I had a decent grasp on the reality of the ever after before taking the leap.  Granted, we've had the occasional shocking realization of our dreams verses the true reality of life smack us in the face now and again.  But for the most part, we knowingly signed up for this. 

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked

My personal translation of that verse goes something like this:  With great blessing comes great responsibility!  So long as you would not trade in the blessings we probably shouldn't let ourselves begrudge the responsibility part.

What do you think?