These are just some musings about unique situations my husband and I find ourselves in because of my vision. Some are funny, some are weird, and some are sad, but they all make our marriage what it is. This is the first one, so I’m going to go with what we consider funny.
So, when we were engaged, my husband was working in a restaurant. He was discussing our wedding and my vision came up. Like most people, she was surprised and asked him many questions. At the end of the conversation, she looked at him, and in the sincerest way imaginable said, “You are such a good person! God is going to bless you for marrying her.” He didn’t know what to say, so he just thanked her and went about working.
Later that night, he told me and we both just burst out laughing. Now, you should probably understand that we are both Christians and believe in God—we even met in church! So, it wasn’t the fact that she thought my husband would be blessed or that for getting married he would be blessed. But, it felt like she thought he was marrying me for charity. We really don’t think she was trying to be negative in any way towards us or our relationship. It’s just an awkward comment.
Right now, I am smiling just thinking about it. It has been a few years, but we still bring it up from time to time. Like when my husband must do a chore because I cannot due to my vision I’ll say sarcastically, “Feeling really blessed now aren’t you?!?!” And he usually turns to me and sweetly says, “I am blessed to be married to you every day my love.” I know, sickeningly sweet, but I love it.