Through the eyes of an 18 year old

My 18-year granddaughter posted this a few days ago on her Facebook page. And it made me wonder

how many more needed to read it and come to the realization of what a lifelong commitment is and if they truly knew what it meant to find the one that would do all these things and then some. Now I will be honest here and tell you that it has taken me a while to realize things and at times I do wonder 'the what if's" or "the only if I had done this instead" scenarios but I usually come back to the realization that life is what you make of it. So if you are miserable then your life will reflect that if you are happy it will reflect that as well.

If you stay positive then positive things will happen to you if you stay negative then negative things will happen to you. LIFE is what YOU make it YOU are in CONTROL...

Here is the post that made me think about all of this. Through the eyes of an 18-year-old now she didn't write this nor did I, She seen it on Facebook and it hit home with her.

A lifelong commitment is not what everyone thinks it is. It's not waking up early every morning to make breakfast and eat together. It's not cuddling in bed together until both of you peacefully fall asleep. It's not a clean home and a homemade meal every day.

It's someone who steals all the covers. It's sometimes slammed doors, and a few harsh words, disagreeing, and the silent treatment until your hearts heal. Then...forgiveness!

It's coming home to the same person every day that you know loves and cares about you, in spite of and because of who you are. It's laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid. It's about dirty laundry and unmade beds without finger-pointing. It's about helping each other with the hard work of life. It's about swallowing the nagging words instead of saying them out loud.

It's about eating the easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10 p.m. to eat because you both had a crazy day. It's when you have an emotional breakdown, and your love lays with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay, and you believe them. It's when "Netflix and chill" literally means you watch Netflix and hang out. It's about still loving someone even though sometimes they make you absolutely insane and hurt your feelings. Who loves you for fat or thin, happy or grumpy, young or old.

Living with the person you love is not perfect, and sometimes it's hard, but it's amazing and comforting and one of the best things you'll ever experience.

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