Marrying Dalton is the best decision I ever made. Life has been so fun … I mean, every thing is better when you’re living life with your best friend. I wish I had known just how wonderful marriage really is … I hope our marriage is a constant declaration of how great and good God is.
Change is okay
I’ve written a lot about this but I cannot emphasize this point enough. Marriage changes you … and for the better. I am so thankful to God for molding and shaping my life (some times in ways my flesh finds uncomfortable) through our marriage. But it was really hard for me to accept that it was okay for change to happen. Really hard.
Babies don’t just come after having sex
(Goodness gracious! Did she just use the s-word … yes, my dear, she did 😉
This seems like a funny point but it really is important. All my life I had an idea that babies were so easy to make … it simply isn’t true! And this can be very frustrating for the young, hopeful couple. Don’t fret those first (and second and third and …) negative pregnancy tests and late cycles steal your joy … learn to enjoy the days fully without frustration taking over. I promise you, that is the better way of making days joyful and good!
Your body will change and adjust
So. Incredibly. True.
I wish I had known (more fully) this simple truth: A good marriage requires time. This is really important to remember. Some days marriage can be really hard … like bickersome, miscommunication, unmet expectations hard. But then there are those magical days when it blending our two lives into one seems as natural as can be.
I know this may sound like a disagreeable statement but I firmly believe that everyone faces this sometime in their marriage. It’s a facet of love. After all, love, at the end of the day, is a renewed, conscious choice for your beloved. Good marriages are simply two committed souls choosing to pursue one another.
Marrying my husband has brought so much joy and beauty into my life. I know God better because because of it. Life have so much more meaning because we are one. I laugh more. I smile more. Life. Is. Good. There is sweet, growing, beautiful peace which permeates our entire home … and I’m so thankful for this chance of loving my man and journeying life together always.
So, there’s 7 things I simply can’t keep quiet about … if we were to meet for bagels and coffee you’d think I couldn’t talk about anything else. Which thought resonated with you the most? Or maybe there was something else you discovered? I’d love to hear from you!!