Our marriage isn’t perfect. We have our ups and downs and our real doozies. Don’t anyone look at us, and think we don’t struggle. One of our greatest strengths as a couple though is that we laugh through marriage–a lot!
Laugh through Car problems?
I was to accompany my husband to take my van to be serviced one morning. Jason didn’t specify a time. I thought he’d give me some kind of warning before it was time to go. Waking up early, I drank my coffee and chatted with the kids before school.
Location, location, location
I was in the bathroom when I heard my husband’s urgent voice. It was time to go–right that moment! “Well you’re going to have to wait!” I yelled from the toilet. For crying out loud.
Left in the dust
By the time I put my shoes on, Jason already had pulled both cars out of the driveway and was impatiently waiting. As I climbed into his car, he zoomed out of the driveway in my van. I tried to follow him, but he was long gone.
I had a vague idea as to where it was. It was located somewhere just a couple streets over from our house. I looked as I drove, but I didn’t see the car repair shop.
When I knew I had driven too far, I called him. He picked up the phone, but didn’t answer. Grr! I was throwing fit in the car by myself!
Turning the car around, I started back. Finally, he called me, and was obviously aggravated that I didn’t drive right to it. “It was only two blocks from our house,” he accused, “I didn’t think you would go and get lost!”
He told me what street he was on, and I spotted him in the road. I pulled over and dashed out of the car leaving him to drive me back home. “You know I don’t go anywhere without a GPS or map!” I shouted at him, “I can’t believe you left me!” I was furious.
“Two blocks from the house…” he muttered equally frustrated.
I looked at him. It was all so stupid, but we were both crazy frustrated. That’s when I burst out laughing. Then he cracked a smile and chuckled too.
“Seriously, you know me. I get lost in our neighborhood. I pass our own house!” We both laughed. Arriving back home, I stepped out of the car, and he drove to work. There weren’t any grand apologies or confessions, but we both knew we were okay.
Laugh through marriage!
There are silly frustrating situations that come and go every day. Being able to let them go, laugh over them, and love each other anyway is one of the greatest gifts we can give our spouse and our families.
We might sweat the small stuff at times, but we can see how silly we are, and have one more reason to laugh.
More stories of how we laugh through marriage:
- From the beginning: Bloopers from Our Wedding Day
- An object lesson gone wrong: Keep the fun in marriage
- A sense of humor when what he says seems really inappropriate: What he said this time
- What he said about my HUGE zit: What my husband said this time
- I embarrassed him at his new job: You said what?
- I still shake my head at this one: Marriage, communication, and Ice Cream