I am no longer single. Or dating. Or engaged.
Not gonna lie, I definitely recommend marriage. It is so different than I expected, but so much better than I ever could have imagined. I think the advice that we have heard the most from other married couples is this: you’ll have the best and worst days in your life, but the “best’s” will far outweigh the “worst’s” so don’t give up. I have no doubt that they are right. And I know that pain is one of the sure-fire ways to bring two people closer together if it’s handled correctly, so in a weird way, I’m really looking forward to the bad days as well as the good.
The thing that has saddened me the most are all of the somewhat patronizing and almost sympathetic looks, accompanied with a knowing sideways smile and a “well I hope things work out for you guys…” It’s unfortunate to see how skeptical people have become, and how they know it’s a good thing but have lost faith in it. I’m not sure what exactly my point is… maybe it’s simply this: believe in marriage! Have faith! Encourage marriage and encourage perseverance and faithfulness!
Oh! Another thing. I CANNOT believe how generous all of our family and friends have been. We have received gifts out of our ears, and now have so many wonderful things that will make our home functional.
I don’t think it’s possible to pick a “favorite” gift (how can you pick between a kitchen aid and crate and barrel dishes? seriously?) but I do have to say that I was pretty excited about this one….
That’s my two cents for the day… I’ll keep you updated on other things I find brilliant once we finally move in to our apartment and actually unwrap the rest of our gifts. (House-sitting is great, especially when you don’t have a place to live yet, but we are definitely ready to have our own home)
Comment and let me know if you have any kitchen gadgets or household things that you can’t live without. We have lots of gift cards and want to put them to good use!