Tuesday, January 26, 2010

About Marriage

I have been married for a little more than four months. Every day is not perfect. Sometimes, our new life is not as exciting, or adventurous, or inspiring as I imagined each day would be.

But I have discovered some things in four short months. Some new and special things. Some little things about marriage that make me laugh, smile, embrace the day, and look forward to the next one.

Marriage is almost always about sharing.
Even if you don't realize you're sharing until you kiss your husband and smell your (expensive) organic vanilla conditioner in his beard.

Marriage is sometimes about compromise.
"I can't stand Jay Leno. He's so cheeezy."
"Well I can't stand Conan, he's so nerdy."
"Fine then, we'll watch Letterman."

Marriage is about spending quality time enjoying activities together.
Sometimes that activity is you struggling to jog your ample "pear" bottom uphill, while your husband drives alongside you on a ATV, drinking a cup of coffee.

Sometimes the gifts are small. Sometimes they come wrapped in funky paper. Sometimes, they're wrapped so discreetly, your might not recognize they're gifts at all. But I love unwrapping them. And on every day of this newlywed journey, God has not failed to leave one on my doorstep.

I'm linking up with Tuesdays Unwrapped at

Chatting at the Sky

"A place that encourages reflection and discovery of meaning in the midst of the mundane."


  1. This gave me a good chuckle! Love it!! Ahhh, to be a newly wed again! ;)

    I've been married almost 10 years and I can still remember our first blissful year like it was last week!

    I'm hosting a love story link up party with a give away Feb. 12 -

    Drop on by to link up your own story, be it how you met, how your hubby proposed, a favorite date, you name it - it's our opportunity to get gushy and gooey over our guys as Valentines day approaches! ;)

    Visiting from Tuesdays Unwrapped,

  2. Very cute! Will visit again soon!

  3. Hello,
    I found your blog on Tuesday's Unwrapped. I, too, am I semi-newlywed. It's certainly an interesting, everyday adventure as we learn about marriage, isn't it. I'm finding that marriage is entirely different from what I expected, but wonderful just the same!
    Thanks for your enjoyable post!



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