Erik and I have a very "unique" relationship in that we were friends for a long time before we got married. In other words, we know most of each other's ex-girlfriends/boyfriends very well. I know some of you might find this odd, but since we are now all mature happily married adults, we still keep in touch with many of these ex's. It has never felt weird or strange, that's just the way it is. (Speaking of which, happy birthday Ben! Count your blessings you guys didn't come this weekend because we had Pink Eye!)
Country music was inescapable growing up in Arizona. If I were to admit that I liked country music (and I'm not going to), I would say that one of my favorite country songs is Unanswered Prayers by Garth Brooks. I'm sure you've heard this one. Garth goes to a football game and sees his old girlfriend. They have nothing in common. He looks at his lovely wife and says, "I'm so happy to be married to you. God knows what he's doing after all." Nice, huh? Just in case you haven't heard it, here's Garth himself -
When I was single and always heartbroken, my one consolation was turning to my roommates and with a knowing look saying, "Unanswered Prayers." That was the code for "One day you'll be glad he dumped you."
We have all had experiences like this. Whenever my Dad tells the story of running into a former girlfriend from high school it always ends with, "... and she was as big as a house!" I give thanks every day that I'm not married to a D-List celebrity or an Old Man. In all fairness, I am sure that most of my ex's are grateful not to be married to a pop culture obsessed woman with an obnoxious blog.
The internet is a crazy thing in that you can have lots of "Unanswered Prayers" moments. Last night I caught Erik sitting at the computer singing, "La la la, unanswered prayers, la la la," while he scrolled through blogs and Facebook profiles.
While it was funny and all, I did say, in defense of our fantastic ex's, "I bet our old boyfriends/girlfriends look at our Facebook profiles and sing Unanswered Prayers too."
Erik responded very seriously, "No, not really."
That's why I love my husband. We both agree that it is better to have high self-esteem than none at all.