The Milestone of Marriage
According to Merriam-Webster, a milestone is a stone serving as a milepost or a significant point in development. Milestones in our lives are times where we can look back and see how far we’ve come. They are days or seasons that we will always remember.
Literal Meaning Of Milestone
In the literal sense, the term milestone is ‘a stone serving as a milepost,' pretty self-explanatory, a stone that marks the passing of another mile. They show progression in our lives, demonstrating the passing of time and our development as people. Our birthdays are considered milestones, new jobs, promotions, high school, and college graduations; the list goes on. Life is a journey, a road we must all travel even if none of our paths are the same. Each of us passes milestones on our journey.
On The Road Of Life
On the road of life, there are thousands of different paths, and each of us must make our own. For any length of time, we will have various travel companions; some are in it for the long haul while others barely make it around the next bend with us. More often than not, our parents and siblings are with us our entire journey. They might deviate from our path at times, but they are bound to us forever. If we’re lucky, we’ll make lifelong friends that walk with us from the point we met them until our journey's end.Friends and family may come and go on the journey of life, but we have one traveling companion who is both family and friend, and that is our spouse. From the moment we meet them, they are in the walk of life with us until death does us part. Unlike our families, we choose our spouse to be our traveling partner.
My Wedding Day
One of the most significant milestones in my life is my wedding day. This is cliché, I know, but that doesn’t make it any less true. A milestone marks a time when the course of your life changes its course forever, and this is certainly true of your wedding day. The roads we traveled before marriage are vastly different from one another, and that’s what makes us who we are. But after becoming one, you are traveling partners for life, and you will walk the same path for the rest of your days. Forks in the road can cause friends or family to part ways, but with your spouse, taking separate roads is not an option. You stick together through thick and thin.Before getting married, my life was on one trajectory, but the moment I was bound in holy matrimony to my husband, the trajectory of my life changed forever. And I would say it changed for the better. The road of my life would have been so different if I had remained single or if I had married someone else. But I love the path I’m on, and I love my traveling partner. It’s important to choose a partner who will keep your load light, someone who will make you laugh. There is enough negativity in the world, find someone who is not a burden. My husband is the perfect traveling partner; he makes me feel as light as a feather.No matter how old I get or how long I’ve been married I will always remember May 17, 2014, as the day my life was never the same. That day is the most significant milestone in my life other than the day I accepted Christ into my heart.