Six years ago today, I married my favorite person in the whole wide world! Pretty much the best decision I’ve ever made, and I’m pretty sure that makes me the luckiest girl alive. Over the last month or so, I have compiled a list of things that I have learned throughout our last six years of wedded bliss. Enjoy!
Not everything can be sunshine and sparkles, contrary to popular belief. Us girls always have a totally skewed perception of what “happily ever after” should be.
It’s like the sound of my voice during an argument is the worst sound he’s ever heard in his life! I’ve decided it’s just smarter to resort to giving him the “silent treatment” until things have cooled off.
It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but it certainly is a life saver! Words of wisdom, especially when you get into a little tiff right before you’re expecting company, or you’ve annoyed the living crap out of each other on a long car ride.
Like the bag of juicy pear Jelly Bellies he picked up because he knows they’re your favorite. He may not buy you cards and flowers all the time, like he did when you were dating, but he still knows how to make you smile.
You’re too sensitive to hear what he really has to say, and the manner in which he chooses to say it. He’s not mad at you, but it might sound like it for a little while.
He’s not a mind reader, even if he does have crazy moments of clarity.
That’s exactly what they are… Beautiful women, who he may attempt to flirt with, in that awkward way that he does, and that’s about it. They’re all blonde and skinny, but you’re not. You know what he really likes in a woman, because he tells you every day, just how beautiful and perfect he thinks you are. He brags to his work friends, and they, in turn, think he has the coolest wife ever! *win win*
Maybe even a little more than that.
Some of these weird things are cute and adorable, and others are just plain weird. But that’s why you married each other, right?
Sounds terrible, but seriously, think about it. Back rubs, foot rubs, chick flicks, hair cuts… You can coax him into pretty much everything that he really doesn’t enjoy, anytime you want.
It helps that I married one of the wittiest people I’ve ever met, but he can make me laugh even when we’re fighting.
My sweet husband said this to me in the car after we got some strange looks from the gal at Starbucks. We were having a straw fight while we waited for our coffee…
Our wedding song was “We’ve Only Just Begun” by Andy Williams. It was fantastic, and is just as true today as it was then. Six years sounds and feels like a long time, but not in comparison to forever. We definitely have a lot more to learn, and many more adventures ahead of us. “Until death do us part…”
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