At the writing of this particular article, I’ve only been married to Rachel for about two months.
So far, I love it!
Of course, when I say that, I’m often accused of having “honeymoon feels.” But I can understand that sentiment too. I still stand by what I said, though. I love Rachel and I love having the newly upgraded life of husband to a beautiful and supportive wife.
Even though it has only been a couple of months, I have been able to see at least ONE thing that has made the reality of marriage so unbelievably amazing:
The Ability & Support To Do More!
All within the time that Rachel and I have been married, we have already accomplished some really cool personal goals.
We have seen some things that we both individually and collectively would like to work on. And we are planning some really amazing adventures for the future!
Can you say “Road Trip!?”
None of that could truly be possible without Rachel in the mix!
My lifestyle has totally changed since I got married.
I’m taking more vitamins and considering my overall health more because my wife and her family is focused on the health and well-being of themselves and others.
I’m actually eating food that’s cooked at home rather than living off of bag after bag of quickly processed food…with a side of fries.
Nothing felt more manly than spending a whole Saturday with football playing in the background while I put together a bookshelf piece by piece. “Some assembly required” felt more like “ALL assembly required.”
Singleness did have its benefits. I was able to actually grow and learn and spend time by myself with the Lord. I was able to walk through some deep issues of brokenness and face fears and failures that would’ve otherwise made commitment to married more challenging.
Now that marriage is the new reality, I am both humbled and grateful and watchful. So far, it has been a fascinating and wild ride.
It has only been 2 months. And so far, I feel like multiplying that 2 by multiples of forever.