Details of Frank’s Challenge is here:
It doesn’t matter what you build, it has to have good foundations.
Footings need to be dug sufficiently deep for walls or houses to remain standing whereas trust, truth and honesty relate to relationships.
How many times have people been duped by what appeared to be, rather than what actually was. Or was it because they were looking for something that wasn’t there in the first place and it was just a case of wishful thinking.
I can hold my hand up to that one, thinking it romantic that my ex-husband-to-be slipped a note until my cashier window inviting me out , then on our wedding night discovering it had been written by his sister and it had all been a dare.
That provided the first brick in my protective wall, and over the years, it grew pretty tall.
Hubby met me when I was at my lowest.
We became friends because that was all we had to offer as we both had emotional baggage.
We trusted each other, we talked and shared our worries, supported each other with no hidden agenda. What you saw was what you got, there was no need for lies, deceit or false promises.
We still don’t know when the slushy stuff crept up on us, but suddenly we were a twosome, a double act, soul mates and partners. Our roots together were solid, we had grown together, intertwined and become inseparable.
Perhaps we had to destroy the past before we could build our future. We couldn’t change anything that had happened, but Hubby sums it up extremely well:
“Our life started when we met”.
That’s good enough for me.