So This Is Marriage by Galit Breen of These Little Waves
This is eleven years of marriage.
It’s gifts of tea and stories and sleep and jars full of water. It’s him coming home and looking the other way at the sink full of dishes and me ignoring the suitcase filled with beer mugs.
Yes, beer mugs.
It’s knowing that our love isn’t gentle or delicate, it’s strong and reliable and has the kind of fit that doesn’t waver with change or time apart or separate interests or — yes — even suitcases full of beer mugs.
ABOUT GALIT: On any given day Galit Breen can be found juggling three kids, one husband, one puggle, and her laptop. Galit has had essays published in several anthologies, is the editor of Pens and Paint, a series anthology of children’s poetry and artwork, and co-directs Listen to Your Mother, Twin Cities. Galit is a freelance writer for Everyday Family, Mamalode Magazine, SheKnows’s allParenting, Soleil Moon Frye’s Moonfrye, and The Huffington Post blog. Galit blogs at These Little Waves and — it has to be said — Tweets and Facebooks a lot.
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