So my last post was quite awhile ago and I’m now a married woman! A very happily, joyfully married woman!
I’ll try to keep it brief but I tend to stress a lot about pleasing others and how my actions affect people (even the tiniest things that don’t really matter e.g. petty things). I’m trying to work through it but often as a result I feel stuck (helpless because I don’t think I can make everyone happy and meet the expectations, or tired because I’m working too hard on petty things). I’m so glad that as the days of the wedding came closer, I felt a lot more at peace about everything. God really showed me love and support through my closest friends and my family. Not only love but also really remembering the purpose of a wedding and a lifetime of marriage gave me peace because I felt so excited to marry my now husband.
The wedding day itself was wonderful. I’m so grateful for the many, many hands who helped and those who stepped into help without even being asked. I literally had nothing to worry about and all I could see was laughter, smiles and love.
Whilst it is just one day, it was such a great day to our start of married life. We loved the speeches and it was so nice to have proper conversations with those around us. Our pastor reminded us what a Christian marriage looks like and how we’re not perfect but Jesus is and we’ll need to remember His sacrificial love when we’re so frustrated with our spouses! We can forgive because we’ve been forgiven. We can have the strength to have grace because God showed us grace. The sermon was pretty funny too with some silly digs at Aaron.
As we said in our speeches, really the rest of our lifetime being married is the most important part to remember and we need to be kept accountable to our vows.
It’s only been a couple of months but I am loving married life! My husband has been so easy to get along with and we still share laughs and silly moments each day. We’re still learning more about each other but he’s been a great support and we work well as a team with the chores.
I know it’s not always going to be easy but I feel so much peace knowing that we are committed to each other and the vows we share are strong and not to be taken lightly. Marriage is sacred and I have vowed to keep my promises in all seasons and emotions.