I love being married. Dayne and I have had a fantastic few weeks, during which I’ve felt like we’re finally settling in to married life. The little things don’t get to us as much, and I think we’re starting to appreciate each other more. We’re getting comfortable in our roles and learning each other’s quirks.
We’ll probably have a big blow-out fight soon (we’re overdue), but I love these happy times 🙂 This must be what they mean by “newlywed bliss”.
We’re going away to Lancaster this weekend for our friends’ wedding, and I can’t wait! Firstly, because I love weddings, and secondly, because I love our friends, and thirdly, because I love any chance to get away with Dayne, even if only an hour away. Dayne’s a groomsman and I’m a reader in the wedding, and it’s special and humbling to be so closely involved in the creation of a covenant of love and commitment.
I found this quote this morning on Pinterest, and I find it rings true for real-life marriage:
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” – Bob Marley
It’s attributed to Bob Marley, but when quotes get circulating on the internet, who knows where they come from! Either way, that’s wisdom. Imperfect, unconditional, ongoing love.
It was very sweet when Dayne came home this weekend after the bachelor party. Saturday night was our first night apart, and we really missed each other – but in a healthy way. We were happy for each others’ time with our respective friends, and happy to see each other afterwards. I hope we do overnight trips with friends often in our marriage to keep things fresh and healthy, and to keep our love and appreciation for each other strong.