3 Things I've Learned In My First Month Of Marriage
I've been married for a little over a month. It's been so rewarding and challenging. I thought I'd share a few things I've learned over the last month.
1. I’m a selfish person. I’ve realized this more in the past 5 weeks than the 20 something years I’ve been on this Earth. The amount of opportunities I’ve failed my husband have diminished as those weeks have gone by but it took a few bumps and tears to become aware. Little things such as getting him a glass of water after I just sat down to watch House Hunters or making him a sandwich for his lunch at work to the larger opportunities to serve him by taking interest in where he wants to go or activities he’d like to try. I’ve slowly awoken from my “all about me” fog and started to see the light.
2. Laughing is the best medicine. I love to be silly almost too much according to my ever sweet husband. I love to giggle, tickle, and laugh with him. Any time I’m having a bad day or in a funk and he makes me laugh, I instantly brighten and my negative mood is lifted.
3. Jesus turns hopeless situations into hopeful ones. The first two weeks of our marriage were hard. Harder than I ever imagined. Right out the gate we were in the real world and away from those picture perfect honeymoon snuggles. So, we prayed. And prayed again and then a little more and even more after that. The more we trusted in God’s perfect plan for us and let go of all the ideas, expectations, and feelings we had about what marriage was supposed to be and look like, the easier it got.
Was your newly married experience similar? What did you learn and continue to learn in your marriage? Let me know in the comment section below.