Wednesday, July 3, 2013

6 Months

...[+ 4 days] ago, we were here!

I can't believe we've already been married for 6 months.  That's not very long in the grand scheme of things, but a lot has happened in this short period of time!  We moved into our first apartment & today we started the process of applying to/signing the lease for our second already!

Everyone tells you that marriage is hard.  And everyone tells you that the first year is the hardest.  And there are hard days.  But for the most part, I've found that it's not really what I'd expected.  It's much better.  The transition to living together was actually pretty easy.  Aside from the fact that sometimes someone takes more than his fair share of sink space when I'm brushing my teeth, & sometimes he refuses to put the water pitcher back in the fridge, & sometimes the food I planned to eat has suddenly disappeared, & sometimes he throws ice on me when I'm taking a perfectly delightful bubble bath.  And more often than not, I feel like I'm in a losing battle with the laundry, can never quite get up on time, & make recipes that just don't look like they do on Pinterest.  But it's okay because marriage is a picture of grace.  Those are just tiny ways that Got created a marriage relationship to be a picture of the Gospel.  When Grayson leaves his wet towel on the bed for the hundredth time, I just hang it up again.  And when I leave the shower curtain open & the bathroom counter cluttered once again, Grayson straightens it up himself.  None of those things really matter.  You know what does matter?  Grayson makes the bed by himself while I'm getting ready almost every single morning.  And he has coffee waiting for me when I walk out the door for work.  And he stops what he's doing every day when I get home just to hear about my day.  And he prays for our marriage.  Husbands & wives are designed to help each other out & display the selflessness that Jesus shows us everyday.  I'll joyfully do laundry all day long if that's going to make me more like Jesus.

So the first 6 months?  Better than I imagined.  I love sharing every part of life with my best friend.

1 comment:

  1. what a testament to your husband! Y'all seem oh, so sweet.