You’re probably reading the title of this post and thinking to yourself, I thought this was a blog about marriage. What does Rome have to do with marriage?
Actually, it has a lot to do with marriage.
The phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day” literally refers to the fact that Rome wasn’t built in a day! Metaphorically however, it implies that things don’t just happen overnight. Change for instance doesn’t happen overnight. Change in marriage definitely does not happen overnight. It takes time; sometimes lots and lots of time, which translates into lots and lots of years!
Of course, I know this! But often times I forget, and catch myself making comments to my husband like, “…you said you wouldn’t do x, y, z again!” To which my husband patiently replies, “Babe…Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
Initially, I thought my husband was making an excuse for what happened, but then I remembered two things.
1) My husband is not the kind of person that would do something like that.
2) I do x, y, and z again and again too! In fact, there have been many times when I dutifully promised I wouldn’t say or do something (like that earlier comment,) and then I say and / or do it!
So maybe I should cut my husband some slack when he slips up now and then. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and if my husband is to be likened to Rome, then the same goes for him too. And let’s be honest here, the same goes for me too!