For me, my honeymoon was a time to celebrate a newly bonded relationship with my husband, to get away from the pressures of the world, and to enjoy one another to the fullest. Garrett and I were blessed to experience all that and more. Our honeymoon was in St. Lucia at a Sandals resort; paradise pales in comparison as we lived like royalty.
However, when we arrived back home, we felt dethroned. The morning after arriving home, I smiled and told Garrett we should order room service. That smile quickly faded when I realized we had left paradise behind.
Garrett and I entered a strange world called Reality. Reality differs from Sandals in several ways. For example, in the land of Reality, people have to make their beds, pick up after themselves, and cook! Yes, not only that, they must work in order to attain desired things. Contrast that with Sandals, in which food, fun, relaxation, and adventure are only a request away.
Well, the good news is that the land of Reality is not as bad as one would initially think. It took me about 3 months to settle into the notion of being a wife and doing wife things. For example, I had no idea how to cook and I caught my robe on fire learning how. Now, I am proud of my culinary skills and enjoy making my husband’s favorite dish, gourmet macaroni and cheese accompanied by barbeque-baked beans. I am also very grateful to my mother-in-law and her parents for getting me the vacuum of my dreams. Okay, I have not dreamt about vacuums before, however, this vacuum takes the cake. I love the little green light that comes on to indicate when the area is clean.
There are a slew of emotions a newly married couple will experience as they settle into their new roles. It can be an incredibly exciting time to learn more about one another and grow closer to one another. My prayer is for you and your spouse to truly embrace the gift God has given you: marriage.
- What do you and your spouse do to keep your relationship incredible?
- Please share a recipe with all of us that will make our husbands’ tummies smile.
- How long did it take you to settle into your role as a wife?
**I posted this a year ago when I started this blog and I hope that it touches you today.**