Wednesday, July 28, 2010

18 Days of Marriage

(I'm taking a small break in my wedding recaps while I patiently wait for our professional pictures to arrive.)

We've officially been married for 18 days.  In these 2-1/2 weeks as husband and wife I've learned a few things.

  • Marriage is WAY better than I ever hoped and dreamed it would be.  The fact that every day you wake up and choose to love this person 'till death do us part' is an unbelievable feeling.

  • Marriage is about growing together as much as it is about growing as an individual

  • Marriage is about compromise.  I knew when I married Don that he would always be late, he's got a "truckers mouth" and he whole-heartedly believes that ketchup makes any food taste better.   I, on the other hand, will always arrive early, I will not touch raw meat, and I'm a sucker for bad reality television.  You find ways to make each others quirks work instead of trying to change each other into who you want them to be.  We knew who we married and love each other anyways.

  • Getting a surprise text in the middle of the day from your husband is lovely.  It's great to know that someone is thinking about you, especially when it's your other half.

  • And lastly....If you are a bride who chose to take your husband's name, it will take longer than 18 days before you get used to the change.  I see my new name show up on emails, mail, etc. and for a brief second I still wonder who this person is!


Non Sequitur Chica said...

I have had my husband's name since October and I still think it sounds weird. :-)

Kimberly said...

I have been married for 1.5 years and I still find myself signing my maiden name on our checks, or introducing myself as Kimberly H..instead of Kimberly L.

However, it gets less weird to see your new last name as time goes by.

I am so glad to hear that you are so happy!