It feels very new.
Shiny. Unblemished. Stain-free. Clean.
Like a new pair of running shoes – a little stiff and awkward still.
Bright with the promise of new, uncharted miles to be run.
Possibilities. Unlimited horizons. Opportunities.
No hint yet of fatigue, or of sweat. Tears. Pain.
I know those things are there, too, waiting to be discovered. Experienced.
That is what marriage is, what marriage means.
Good, bad, easy and hard, exciting, sad.
I am here for you.