Before you throw that beautifully arranged bouquet towards the crowd of your single female friends, all standing behind you, during our ratchet, yet appropriately fun, reception; before we dance our first dance as husband and wife together to our song; before the pastor/priest marries us in front of the Lord, our family, and friends; before you put on that beautiful dress that took you a while to find, but fits you oh so perfectly, making you look like the queen you are; before I even propose; before we even date, I want to share the key to our marriage.
Yep, according to a few sources (read: my married cousin with co-signs from a few other people), our bed size will play a major factor in our future success as husband and wife.
While I haven’t slept in a full sized bed since 2001, not counting those four years of resting my head on a extra long twin sized bed during college, we will start off our marriage with one because: I want to battle the blistering cold winter weather under plush down comforters, aided by our natural body heat; I want to feel your every movement, and for you to feel mine; I want to be within a short arm’s length of having your frame pressed against mine, never too far from a warm embrace; I want sleep entangled within your arms and legs.
All of that loving proximity will be lost in a king sized bed. When I reach out at night to touch you, I do not want to grasp high-thread-count sheets. No. Instead, I want to grip your waist and pull you closer, having your head rest on my toned (sidenote: can I live? Thanks) chest and shoulders. And what better way to ensure and facilitate that kind of connection daily, then a full sized bed.
As the marriage continues, we can consider getting a larger a bed. But honestly, at that time, we should consider getting even smaller; keep that fire burning.
What would be/has been an unlikely key to your (future) marriage? Please share in the comments section.