Six months ago today, I walked down the aisle of our childhood church to a wonderful guy, and we’ve been joyfully adventuring into marriage since. Learning real love; learning about ourselves, about each other. These past six months have been rich, and I’ve learned a good bit:
THAT WORDS ARE MY LOVE LANGUAGE
Learning each others’ love language has been challenging and fun.
FORGIVENESS + A SHORT-TERM MEMORY
Marriage is a relationship of two forgivers. I’ve learned to have a short-term memory when it comes to the trivial happenings that may disappoint me or hurt my feelings. Quick to forgive, quick to choose grace. This obviously goes a lot better when I invite the Lord’s help. When I ask for the help to forgive easily, He gives is, and I can tangibly feel the strength + love building in me.
HOW MUCH I ENJOY COOKING
In college I had a simple diet. Apart from meals out or roommate dinners, my at-home cooking endeavors were simple and pretty mediocre. Alas, I get into marriage and find I really enjoy it! I like finding new recipes, experimenting, putting things together, etc. It’s a fun activity for us to do together (because J loves to cook), and I’m thankful for the passion/interest God graciously decided to give me. Turns out I’m not too sh
abby, according to my husband. :)
HOW FUN MARRIAGE IS
Plain and simple. Living with your best friend — a most amazing design by God.
What I haven’t learned (but trying to)…
CLEANING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY
I’m a go-getter. Like all personality traits, it has its pros and cons sometimes. It’s okay if the dishes sit in the sink for a little bit; it’s okay if the house isn’t always picked up and/or spotless. It’ll get done eventually. Hallelujah.
We’re continually learning how to share life together. We’re learning the art of creating a life with another person: when to forgive, when to be honest, when to be vulnerable, when to listen. Thanks be to God.