Marshall and I have been married 12 and 1/2 years. We have what I'd consider an unconventional marriage. A mixed marriage. A multicultural marriage, if you will. Why? Because he's Southern. And I'm not.
We grew up on different diets, with different traditions. Over the years we've managed to bridge the gap... meet each other in the middle. I no longer bring up the fact that my ancestors beat his ancestors in that little war his family likes to call "The War of Northern Aggression". I've tried to accept some of his southern ways, like graciously accepting the King Cake his parents send us every year. (As an act of good will, of course.) I agreed to teach the kids to say "Yes ma'am" and "Yes sir" to us, as long as he never forces me to eat Crawfish again. See? It's all about compromise.
So in honor of unconventional relationships on this Valentine's Day, I leave you with this very sweet and romantic video.