I have been married for almost 6 months now. (“Awww!”) When you get engaged people ask you all kinds of questions;
“When is the big day?”
“How many bridesmaids do you have?”
“Are you excited?”
“Are you ready?”
“Are you sure you want to get married so young?”
“Where are you going on your honeymoon?”
But now that I’m married I mostly hear only one question.
“How is married life?”
I usually say something along the lines of “It’s good, I like it.” How do you answer this question? Marriage is so much more than good. I have had a hard time encompassing what marriage is like. Today, I opened the cabinet to get a bag of chips and I found the answer to the question.
My husband used a mouse trap as a chip clip. We have chip clips, four of them. But this is what I found in the cabinet today. And it inspired me to write a blog, and answer the question “How is married life?”
Married life is folding clothes together on the living room floor. Married life is checking your husbands temperature and rubbing his back while he has the flu. Married life is crying on your husbands lap. Married life is praying for each other and with each other. Married life is stealing kisses in the grocery store. Married life is joining a new family and loving them more than you thought you could. Married life having a garage full of light sabers and Darth Vader helmets, because you couldn’t bear to make him give them away. Married life is having someone in your corner when it feels like the world is falling apart. Married life is having a cheerleader when things come together again. Married life is laughing until your sides hurt. Married life is dreaming of a future together. Married life is building that future. Married life is dancing in the kitchen. Married life is walking the dogs. Married life is work. Married life is fun. Married life is exciting. Married life is a mouse trap on the tortilla chips. Married life is hilarious. Married life is everything and more.
Marriage is the most perfect picture of the gospel. It’s also hard. It’s also amazing. I strive every day to be a good wife, some days I rock, and some days I’m rotten. But that man is always right there next to me, holding me. Six months in we still have a long way to go to being like those sweet older couples who still hold hands and walk through the park, but I love every second of the journey. Married life is good.