As I was reading other blogs today, I came across one author who wrote a list of things she'd learned after her first year of marriage.  As I read that, I started thinking about things that I have learned in the 19 months David and I have been married...  They have been wonderful months, but I have had to make some adjustments -- being married has a way of bringing out some personality traits that one doesn't know she has.  

Here are a few things that I've learned:

  1. David is exactly as I expected him to be.  He's sweet, never gets angry, is very rational, and hugs away a lot of problems.  He's patient with me when I'm being "emotional" and "nit-picky," but he is the type of husband who's willing to tell me what I need to work on. For that, I am extremely thankful.  I needed someone like that, and the Lord blessed me with exactly what I needed.  
  2. I am not exactly as I expected myself to be.  I have a lot of selfishness that I wouldn't have admitted before getting married.  I like to have things my own way, and I don't take criticism all that well; with the Lord's help, I'm working on that!  I think the Lord has helped me since we were married, but I certainly have a long way to go. 
  3. It's okay to disagree.  When we were first married, I thought it was a terrible ordeal if David and I had different opinions on something little.  Now I realize it's okay.  It makes for good discussions (not arguments!) and great opportunities to rethink our positions. NOTE:  I am not talking about major doctrinal issues.  Just little things.  
  4. I love David even more than I thought possible.  Before we got married, I thought I loved David so much.  Now, I realize that there's something that he does every day that causes me to love him more than I did the day before. 
If you'd like to post on your blog what you've learned from your marriage, please leave a comment to let me know so I can check it out!  

On another note, one of the "new" fish (Edward) is looking suspiciously like he's about to take a trip down the toilet.  He's been floating up to the top of the water, and I'll tap on the glass to see if he moves and he does.  I've got a feeling he's not going to be with us much longer.  


Beka said...

I know I haven't commented for a while, but I have been reading your blog! :-) I really like the new look, it's really cute!

Hannah said...

Everybodies blogs are looking so cute with all the new templates! Makes me a little jealous that I don't have mine anymore. Will you be able to post pictures of your classroom? Would love to see how you decorate it!

Mommy said...

Yup, I learned what a sinner I was when I got married, lol!