When Jon and I were first married, one of my easy go-to dishes was spaghetti until Jon finally confessed that he really did not care for the way I made spaghetti. He then made spaghetti his way...which I admitted I did not like. So we quit making spaghetti in our house.
I've been wanting my spaghetti for about two months but knew that Jon wouldn't enjoy that supper. It finally dawned on me, why couldn't I cook two sauces? It would be the best of both worlds! So for the first time in years, we had a spaghetti dinner where both of us were happy.
It dawned on me as I was eating that this was a simple compromise that we should have made immediately. Marriage is made up of small compromises, for example, the way to make a bed, the way laundry is folded, and even the way toilet paper is put on the roll. In the end, the commitment to a life-long marriage is more important than how tightly the sheets are tucked in, whether or not the towels are tri-folded, or beef or italian sausage spaghetti. I was glad to find a happy compromise for spaghetti and someday Buddy and Sweetpea will get to choose between "Mommy's spaghetti" and "Daddy's spaghetti". Who knows, maybe they will enjoy both!