3 things I’ve learned in 3 years of marriage:
1. Marriage is a journey, not a snapshot. It’s full of ups and downs, times of rejoicing and those of struggle. We’re in it for the long haul, come what may. There’s no one else I’d rather have by my side through it all than this man who seeks the heart of Jesus wholeheartedly, daily.
2. Don’t take life so seriously. This man has taught me to laugh, to smile, to live life with a sense of “whimsy” as he calls it. I’m still working on it for sure, but I’m making progress. Again, it’s a journey.
3. Each season is beautiful. And hard. But so beautiful. There’s good and bad to all aspects of life. And it’s no different in each season of marriage. There’s beauty in the time that was just the two of us. There’s beauty in this time of pregnancy and awaiting the arrival of our daughter. And there’s beauty in every little season of “in between” along the way. I’m learning to embrace each season, to appreciate it for what it is, and to try to not focus too much on that which lies ahead.
Three years ago I said yes to doing life with this man, and it was the best decision I ever made, the greatest day of celebration, and the day that marked the beginning of our life as one, together in Christ, for all of our days.
I can’t wait to grow old and grey with this man! But I’m enjoying each and every day until then.