as i was watching this scene yesterday, it struck me at how true this quote is of marriage. i speak specifically of how two people can help each other strive to be better. as mr. knightly suggests: john and i, imperfect as we are as individuals, are more perfect together. john helps me each day to be a more patient and kind person. truly, "i feel so full of error, so mistaken in my make-up to deserve [him]". but he, in his patient, loving way, encourages me each day to be a better person.
i can't even count the number of times that i have been frustrated with the beebes and he lovingly reminds me to not let her fussiness/refusal to nap/teething crankiness affect my mood. if i'm in a humble mood then i take his advice and make a serious commitment to be better. the trick is humility. and it is sometimes so so hard to be humble, isn't it?
last night, we had a long conversation. and i thanked and thanked john for all that he teaches me and that he doesn't give up on me, despite my resilience. and he thanked me for the things i do to help him strengthen his weaknesses as well. i went to bed feeling quite whole with him beside me and a sleeping baby in her crib on the other.
john, thanks for making our life together so magical.