‘Z is for Zutto, Always and Forever’ is Week 25 of Blogging Through the Alphabet
26 Keys to My Happy Marriage
Depending on who I ask, zutto means somewhere between always and forever in Japanese. For my purposes, the exact meaning isn’t that important as the two options are interchangeable for my purposes.
Zutto, to me, stands for the state of the relationship between my husband and me. As a couple, we are forever. Our relationship is always.
It feels, after knowing him for more than 30 years, that he has been with me always. We really are two that have become one.
And forever is what I count on each night when I go to bed. Forever is what gives me the strength and confidence to raise my children and teach them and guide them into adulthood.
And so, always and forever is really the most important key to my happy marriage. Always and forever keeps me focused on the future and helps me avoid getting stuck in the speed-bumps along the path of life.
And now we have come to the end of a journey exploring the ABCs of marriage, the good and the aggravating, the frustrations and the joy, all the way through the alphabet. Together we uncovered the keys to happiness that lay in plain sight but were often overlooked. I hope you enjoyed the trip; I certainly did!
Thank you for sharing it with me.
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