I just watched the last episode of Friday Night Lights. I started watching the show before I was engaged, before the man I love moved in, before we got married. For someone who didn’t have a lot of positive examples of what a healthy marriage looked like growing up, the marriage between the characters of Eric and Tami on this show really impacted me. They seemed flawed, human, and they struggled to prioritize their relationship amid a lot of life demands and distractions. I watched five seasons of them struggle with family issues, job issues, and at the end of all this I watched them come out together on the other side. It is a tribute to the writers, actors, directors, and crew of that show that they were able to create such a compelling and moving picture of a marriage. I’m grateful for it; I’ve learned from it. And I’m sorry the show is over.