Happy anniversary to Joseph, my love! Today marks one year of marriage, which clearly deserves a moment of reflection. Although our wedding day was incredible – & the day every girl fantasizes about – the only thing that really matters now is that we did it; we are sealed for time and all eternity, and that is something I will cherish forever…quite literally. 🙂
Simple life lessons that I am continuously learning:
I guess we aren’t the same person? Prior to “sealing the deal”, my husband and I were so similar and agreed on everything!! Well, at least I thought so… 😉 There are loads of topics we disagree about, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing! Our strengths and weaknesses compliment each other so well that it’s no wonder we connected in the first place.
Laugh often. Okay, STORY TIME! Joe has been leaving pens in his shirt pockets ever since we got married, even when I remind him not to. Despite this, we ended up with ink-blotched whites last week – many of which were newly purchased. I could have been angry, but instead I took my own advice and laughed about it. It’s safe to say that I now check pockets, but don’t tell Joe that… 😉 Certainly, marriage is not about attempting to change your spouse… what an impossible task!? I know Joe is trying his best and I love him for it. ♥ Sometimes it just takes learning things the hard way.
Love, love, and love some more. Be in love with the life you live! This becomes possible when you acknowledge that love is really just understanding and accepting others… & yourself. Know that the world really isn’t against you because you create your environment, relationships, and circumstances – you are in charge! As James Allen so eloquently put it, “The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state…Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are”.
All in all, it has been an incredible year full of learning and growth. I love you, Joey & am so excited to bring our darling son into the world together! 🙂
Has your family taught you any important life lessons? Share below!