I met this incredible woman in the bathroom at my friend’s wedding last weekend. She complimented me on my dress so of course we became best friends! As we were chatting, she was changing her earrings and seemed rather anxious about making sure she got the new pair on. She explained to me that she lost her husband two years ago. The earrings were made from the diamonds from her wedding ring and her mom’s wedding ring (who had also passed away). For big occasions, she likes to wear them so she feels her loved ones with her. It moved me. I believe that is what marriage is actually about. That you love someone so much you want them to be a part of every major thing in your life, even after they are gone. I am looking forward to the day when I can pledge my love to someone and know it will be for life. Call me optimistic, but I plan to be that 50% success rate.