Kintsugi

Dear husband,

I never promised you a rose garden, but that is what you got; a botanical beauty tarnished by its prickly thorns. Beautiful and desirable from afar but hurt and defensive, harmful to the touch. You felt the thorns from the beginning, cutting straight to your veins, but you decided to stay.

I never promised you the stars, but that is what you got; shiny and bright enough to light the midnight sky yet scorching within proximity. Your skin was burnt as you reached out your hand to save me, but you decided to stay.

I never promised you the moon, but that is what you got; a marvellous place that defies gravity but one where you cannot survive for long. You bounced around in the pleasures of the planet, intrigued by the seemingly calm and beautiful splendor. You gasped for air when the oxygen ran out, but you decided to stay.

I never promised you a pretty picture, but that is what you got; a magnificent piece worth far more than Van Gogh’s, yet inconsistent in its brilliance. You gazed in awe for at the intricately detailed piece which did not fit into your perfectly mapped life. You were judged for your choices, but you decided to stay.

I never promised you my heart, but that is what you got; a fragile organ that cannot function on its own. You held it with care and treated it with respect, loving the magnitude of its importance. It stopped beating on occasion, but you decided to stay.

I never promised you something real, but that is what you got; banter, laughter, tears and frustration. You were looking for love which you found in my smile, something that was easily replaced by the demons of what broke my soul. You endured the pain, but you decided to stay.

I never promised you forever – only till death do us part – but that is what you got; a vow before God that commits me to you. You were happy with less, but your persistence and consistencies surpassed the naivety of my tainted heart. You took what was broken and made it into a piece of art, sealed together with liquid gold and adding more value to what was. You decided to stay.

I’ve learnt not to make promises as they never end accordingly, but I promise to keep trying as you’re worth every ounce of effort. I’m deciding to stay.

O nosso amor não é perfeito, mas isso é o que o torna bonito

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Olivia says:

    This is beautiful 🥰

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thank you 💖💖

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  2. Carla says:

    Beautiful sweetie 😍🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Obrigada meu amor 💖

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      1. Carla says:

        Ora de nada fofinha linda 😊🌹❤️😘😘😘💞

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  3. Elle says:

    Ohhh, I love this, Shelly! It moved me. You’re very blessed to have one who continuously decides to stay. But you are even more blessed to be the one who sees through everything you have right now and is thankful for it. All the best to you. xo

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  4. So good to read – you’re ana amazing writer – also had to follow because I can’t believe I didn’t think of referring to my children as “spawn” earlier 👌😂

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Gosh you’re too kind! You can call your kiddos spawn too, I won’t get mad 😅 It’s always fun to find other moms who have a sense of humour so thank you for finding me cause now I’ve met you! I’m heading over to your blog too 😊

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  5. PoojaG says:

    The last sentence was so touching. I think it’s not about keeping every promise but rather trying your very best.

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks for reading Pooja 💖

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  6. Pranjali says:

    These thoughts are so beautifully expressed!

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing kind words 💖

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  7. Omg, you are so sweet. I love how real and tender this is. You deserve every inch of the wonderful relationship that you have. May you grow old together in love.

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thank you 💖 we really are blessed to have found people that understand and love us ~ 😉

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