This is a guest post. I'm Nick's wife and I thought that since he's been a bit poorly with a dicky tummy in India I'd offer him a break and write a post for his new blog. I love the pants theme, I guess it's indicative of our daft humour that we came up with such a thing when first talking about blogging.
This morning, through the wonder of modern technology allowing us to be less apart than ever before even though half a world separates us, we touched on the subject of contentment vs happiness. We both agree that neither of us has ever been happier but I'm not sure we could extend that to being content. There is no doubt that I am completely content when I'm relaxing in his arms of an evening or welcoming him home to mine after work but in general there are many aspects of our lives which mean our current position is very far from being content. These are all things outwith our control and we've done everything we can to aid their conclusion so that we can move in directions we choose but sadly we've been seriously affected by the Global Financial Crisis and the timing of circumstances in our own lives.
You know the really good thing though? We are in absolute certainty that we'll come out of this together. We've learned a lot about what we can expect from each other during times of hardship and we're not disappointed. Knowing there's finally someone in your day to day life that will support you and comfort you is just outstanding after many years of feeling like you were doing everything alone. I'm not sure if I'll ever get used to the idea that we're going to get to snuggle up together every day for the rest of our lives, that we come home to each other because it's where in all the world we want to be, not because we have to or feel obliged to or because there's nothing better to do.