I've been married for a little over a year.
Nope, not a long time.
But I have learned a lot in the last year. I've learned that there is SO MUCH I still don't know. And there was even more that I didn't know when we started out. I really had no idea what I was getting into when we got married. How could I? It was something I had never experienced, and I could read about it all I wanted, and get advice from my parents as much as I could, but I've discovered that marriage, like many other experiences, can only be learned by doing it.
That's reason number one why I love being married. When you're married, you just keep learning. No one expects you to know everything about it right off the bat.
#2: I get to live life with my very best friend, every single day.
#3: Even though we argue sometimes, we make up every time. Nothing keeps us down for long.
#4: A very handsome man tells me every day that I'm beautiful. Esteem booster much??
#5: Whenever I need to cry (for whatever reason), a strong, warm shoulder is always there for me to cry on.
#6: I thrive on hugs, and I can always count on one from my husband!
#7: I never have to go to bed alone.
#8: If I have an itch or an aching back, there's always someone willing to scratch or rub it, as the need requires!
#9: I always have someone with whom I can have deep, theological discussions, intense political talks, or completely mundane conversations about nothing at all.
#10: I know that for the rest of my life, this amazing man will always be there for me--he's never going anywhere, no matter what, and neither am I.
Wow. Reading that over, I'm really glad I got married. All those great things, all part of one relationship! What a blessing my husband is. God is pretty awesome to have designed this thing called marriage!!
Linking with: Deep Roots at Home; A Wise Woman Builds Her Home; To Love, Honor and Vacuum; Raising Homemakers; Women Living Well