Today is the beginning of my series on marriage. Before we get into the series, I am going to let you in on a few things my marriage has been based off of and where we are today. The photo above is 3 months after we got married. I was 8 months pregnant in this photo and thought I’d share it because it was are first photoshoot ever. When we were married it was through the court so the photos of that day are only selfies and me sleeping on the drive back home lol. Now I was only 18 at the time, him being 20, and when your young, being with your high school sweetheart is everything. Fast forward… We got married in the court and as a girl who loves and adores romance, it wasn’t all what I had dreamed of. I was that girl that would flip through magazines to get more ideas on how I would like my wedding to be. Or would sneakily try on my mothers wedding dress while she was away at work. I had a vision and still do for my wedding. Well, let me tell you… it was nothing of this sort. It was just a random, spur of the moment idea, that we followed through with. But if given the option to do it all over again, I’d say I do in the same place, in the same way.
Me and my husband, Max, have been married 3 years this past July. Everyone says once you get to the 3 year mark, it gets so much better, and I can actually somewhat agree with that statement but first let me share. Our marriage has been a rollercoaster… from being kids, to growing up, back to being kids, and then having a kid. It has been ALOT. (*GO make a mimosa with only a drop of orange juice if you know exactly what I mean. Meaning more alcohol!!!! lol*)…I have watched not only myself but my husband grow up. At first it was definitely no where near easy or fun. Marriage was 10x harder than dating! WE tried to quit at our marriage a trillion times. We had to learn to live with each other, get used to habits like him snoring and me drooling, we had to learn about each other all over again. Some of things in which we hated of each other. Some of things we were small minded to accept. The days I have just wanted to rip my hair out, punch Max in the face, bake him Minnie’s special chocolate pie from the movie, The Help… if you have watched that movie you’ll get the point haha. It was a lot of growing and really communicating that has brought us to where we are today. I absolutely love where we are, but there is still TONS of room for improvement.*Which is what will be coming up in the series.* I am mostly grateful to God because if it wasn’t for him we would not be together. God is now our foundation. Everything we do, is because we have prayed on it, for it, and around it. Because he shows us his love for us is endless, we are able to love one another. (John 13:34-35…“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”) But we will get more into that later.
The point of this post was to show you it is not always sunflowers but tons of mimosas too. I love my husband. He is my bestest friend. He is my critic and my biggest supporter. And it is because of his motivation and him cheering me on I have began this blog. I am not going to get all sappy today, I’ll save that for a special day. But I can not wait and look forward to adding to this marriage series. I hope to provide my own insight and maybe you share yours with me. Hopefully we can have a discussion later on. I think a post coming up will be on growth in marriage. Until then…