Love, Weddings and the Business Gypsy
Being in love is an easy thing to do when you are a gypsy….. Weddings though are a different story.
Today’s society expects you to graduate High school and then attend and graduate from college. During that time in college you are supposed to work, play and experience everything life has to offer before you graduate. Once you graduate college, you then need to find your dream job, your significant other, then get married, move in together and have a kid by the age of 30.
This is a lot of pressure. Especially when your own family is apart of that society.
I have 2 siblings…one older and the other younger. They both graduated college, found their dream job, their significant other and both are married before the age of 30. I always thought of them as different and not apart of society but then I realized they are as cookie cutter as they come.
But being apart of society does come with benefits. With engagements and wedding and babies come the gifts and the cards and the congratulations. People recognize you for these “milestones” in your life. But what about those who don’t follow mainstream society?
What about the couple that has been together for 15 years without being married but are the happiest couple you have ever seen?
What about the gay couple who adopted a child of a third world country to give that child a better life?
What about the couple who lives with their parents to take care of them due to health reasons and to help them make ends meet?
Where is the “Thank you for helping me make the mortgage!” card or where is the “Congratulations On Your Successful 10 year relationship” card?
My situation is definitely not apart of societies plan. I am on the fence about marriage but because of all of the pressure from society and my family…. its hard. Especially when you feel over shadowed or insignificant to everyone including family because you haven’t hit societies “milestones”.
I have my soul mate already so why do I have to declare it to the world and society? Why do I have to spend $10,000 on a wedding just to have all eyes on me when the only pair of eye I want on me is my mans?
Matthew 22:30, “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”
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