{you make me better than I was before}

Gosh, you guys, Josh and I have been married for 2 years!!! I know that maybe doesn’t seem that long to some of you and in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t, but I’m still so happy and excited that I’ve been his wifey for 2 whole years! I feel like some days it seems like we’ve been together our whole lives and I have such a deep, strong love inside me. Other days it seems like it’s our first official date (btw our first official date was watching The Incredibles on my couch) and I still get butterflies in my stomach and a catch in my throat when he kisses me. I was content, mostly independent (you try not to call your dad at 6 am when a mouse runs across your bed to eat you), and fine on my own before I met Josh, but now that he is in my life I can’t possibly imagine how I ever made it without him. So, I thought it would be kind of fun to put down my thoughts on what I’ve learned so far in our two years of marriage.

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What marriage means to me:

-Putting someone else’s needs before your own (staying home to snuggle on the couch and make soup when he’s sick instead of going out to dinner with friends or to the gym)

-Being their number one cheerleader even when you’re scared (yes, we can possibly move out of state for you to go to school and pursue your dreams even though I’ve never lived anywhere else my whole life!!)

-Sharing that last bite of warm delicious ooey gooey skillet cookie covered in ice cream and fudge (am I the only one that offers the last bite, secretly hoping the whole time they’ll say “no, go ahead, you have it”?? lol)

-Doing the daily/weekly tedious chores (like cleaning and laundry and meal prepping) so that he has time for his studies and schoolwork

– Mowing the lawn for me even when there are probably at least 99 other things he’d rather do (I HATE mowing, so I’m really thankful for Josh not minding to do it)

-Folding his shirts differently than your own because that’s what he likes. And folding his sweaters instead of hanging them like yours so they don’t get shoulder nipples.

-Pushing the “summon” button over and over on Summoner’s War because he gets a kick out what monsters you get

-Making breakfast every morning so we start the day off right

-Rushing across the house to share that cute video or funny text or crazy gossip because you just have to share no matter how silly or small it is

-Learning to go with the flow more (you all know I like me some organization and schedules, so this is a work in progress…I’ll let you know the status of this one after upcoming trip to Ireland)

-Driving an hour (or two or three) on a random week night to get donut ice cream sandwiches

-Accepting apologies no matter what and not holding on to grudges

-Letting each other be annoyed or hurt or angry for however long they need, but never going to bed without talking it out and being ok with each other first

-Going grocery shopping and running errands with each other just to spend time together

-Going to bed every night with an “I love you” and waking up to sleepy kisses every morning

I’m sure the list could go on and on lol, but I’ll stop myself before we’re here for ten more years! I can’t wait for so many more years of laughs, tears, adventures, overcoming fears, and lots and lots of love!  

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