He is kind in how he speaks to others, trustworthy as a spouse, committed to our marriage, loving to our children. He has the patience of Job… and may feel like Job with his cranky wife sometimes!
We have journeyed together to do voluntary service work in New Orleans and Colorado, weathered through job hunting numerous times, survived pregnancy and labor together twice, adjusted to a relocation, and are navigating the waters of parenting two amazing gifts from God.
I have learned that marriage is what I hoped it would be – a commitment to your best friend (who is a guy, so it is ultimately a little different than your best girlfriend) that leads to laughter, tears, support, joy, and new discoveries.
Marriage is a few things I didn’t know it would be – a commitment to
- growing as partners (it will never be just like it was),
- learning about the other (likes, dislikes, habits, personality… all the things that come out when you live intimately with someone),
- working to love and respect each other (how can I support Jeremy in all circumstances and at all times),
- and improving myself (I am not perfect… I know this was news to me too! I cannot change another person, but I can be a better person, more rooted in God’s call to respect my husband).