I can't believe that I am now a married woman. I have certainly learned a lot! There are so many blessings that have come about because of married life, and realizations I didn't have as a single or even engaged woman. Things like the beauty of living with your partner as a married couple and waiting until you're married to be intimate that have been the hugest blessings to us. I've always questioned our society and the standards it's let slip when it comes to the gift of marriage and how it has taken the sacredness out of it. There is something just so beautiful about having those things in the bounds of marriage and treasuring them with no one other than your spouse. It is well-worth the wait!
There are also hardships in marriage. Especially when it comes to finances and schedules. It has been a struggle for me to not see my husband day in and out. It is hard to get up at 8 and go to work, knowing that when you get home, your husband JUST left for his day at work, and barely being able to stay awake late enough to spend time with him, let alone see him each night.
Then there is the whole honoring your husband above others. How do I make others happy when the hubby doesn't agree to something they want? I'm such a push-over and will give in to anything to get someone off my back, but Mark won't take it, and he'll fight it out. I LOVE that about him, because it will help me grow. It is an adjustment and it's hard to get today's society to realize that your spouse comes first in the decisions, especially your husband.
These are things I've learned over the last 2 weeks or so. All very amazing and God-inspired realizations. I am such a happy girl, who is blessed beyond belief to have the perfect guy for me in my life.