Would you remarry?

cast-awayHubs: Do you remember the movie Cast Away? The one where Tom Hanks came back after being lost for many years and Helen Hunt had gotten married to his friend because they all thought he was dead?

Me: Yeah, I guess. I think I remember watching something along that line.

Hubs: What if it happens to us?

Me: You mean, like if we all thought you were dead but you came back? Like what happened with those people on MH370?

Hubs: And you’re married to one of my friends.

Me: That’s not going to happen. I wouldn’t remarry unless I’ve seen your dead body.

In fact, I don’t think I will marry again, I didn’t say.

Truth is, I didn’t remember what actually happened in Cast Away when hubs randomly threw that scenario at me over a week ago while we’re on a vacation.

I thought about it again today and decided to google a synopsis of the movie. I realise that it’s a totally different situation compared to what we have now.

Chuck Nolan (Tom Hanks) goes missing after he proposes to his girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt). Four years later, he is rescued and comes back to find that Kelly is married to his orthodontist and they have a daughter. There is nothing they can do about it even though it is evident that they still love each other. They are forced to move on separately.

Hubs and I are a different case altogether. We are married and we have six children. If he does go MIA on me one day, whether he is dead or alive, his presence still remains in our children and in our home.

Would you remarry?