Monday, September 24, 2012

Marriage and Romance?

Monday Funny, September 24, 2012

I've been married for 16 years. It's hard to believe really. I met my husband when I was 19 years old. NINETEEN! I was just a baby. We dated throughout college and then I moved to his home country when we graduated. We married and have lived a wonderful life so far. Rafael is my best friend, my go-to person, my funny-man, my dreamer, my soul mate.

Why am I sharing this? I think the cartoon says it all. Many people think that as a marriage moves on, the romance dies. I have to say that our marriage is stronger than it was 16 years ago. I feel so lucky!

I'm going to sound even more corny now. Being a romance writer and reader has a lot to do with why my marriage is even better.  Romance is always alive in me! Always. When I am reading a sweet romance, I feel all squishy inside. It makes me appreciate all that I have. When I am writing romance, I feel the same. The butterflies form in my belly as if I am really living through my scene. Then I look over and see my husband.... Wow! I'm so lucky. I actually have that!

So, today's funny is dedicated to marriage and romance. We romance writers have to keep it alive. If we can help a couple feel and dream about romance, then I think we've done part of our job.

Here's to romance in our lives! 

And since this is a Monday funny, I will share some cute cartoons related to Romance and Marriage. Enjoy!



  1. Congratulations! I think you're absolutely right, thinking about love and romance all the time reminds me to be grateful for my hubby too.