How can you not love this face?!? I mean seriously?!?! <3 (and I bet he's just going to LOVE the fact I chose this pic to post) Here he is - the hubs...or as I call him my lovebug (Gosh - now I really hope he doesn't read this post...)
You can stop gagging now…this post isn’t going to be all about how good lookin’ he is (but he sure is going to make some cute babies, isn’t he?!) This post was
inspired by a blog that I follow regularly – actually the first blog I subscribed to and the one that inspired me to start mine. It’s called Southern Mess. She recently posted about the best marriage advice she’s ever heard – you can read it here (things will make more sense once you have read her post.) It really hit home with me and inspired me to post a little something.
Treat your spouse like you would treat your best friend
We've been married for a little over a year now. And a lot of people comment about how cute we are together, that we’re perfect for each other, and we seem to have a perfect marriage. Those comments always make me feel good, not gonna lie – I have never once doubted that I married the right guy for me and that we’ve got a great thing going here. But I also want people to know our marriage is not all ‘sugar and spice and everything nice’ all the time. We work HARD at our marriage (I recognize that I’m not the easiest person to be married to.) We are constantly learning new things about each other, always figuring out how to better our marriage, always working on things. Some days it’s easy – other days not so much. That’s just the reality of it.
Another reality is I, too, tend to snap at Matt – A LOT. I’m not proud of this but it’s just the truth. I’m one of those high-strung, needs to be doing something all the time, stressed out 24/7, everything needs to be perfect, mind going a mile-a-minute kind of girl. Matt is not. AT ALL. He’s patient. And calm. And level-headed. And a very chill kinda person. And sometimes that frustrates me. And sometimes I get royally irritated at him (by the way – I think by now men should be able to read our minds…don’t you?!) But he IS my best friend. I know he doesn’t deserve to be snapped at. And yet I do it more than I’d like to admit (especially lately.) So with that being said – I am going to print off the quote and put it on our fridge (trust me - we'll see it the most if it's there!) Am I saying I’ll never snap at him again? Of course not (I’m good but not THAT good!!!) But we’re in this for the long haul and we’re both still trying to figure out this whole marriage gig. And I think a strong marriage involves knowing your weaknesses and striving to work on them– individually and as a couple. Having these little reminders make me take a step back and realize what’s REALLY important in life – like your spouse, and family and friends. So…here’s to less snapping and more dance parties and funny faces.
And finally, thank you Southern Mess for the post. And a bigger THANK YOU to the hubs for being truly amazing and for always loving me, even on my really bad days. There is no one I’d rather be a wife to than you <3
“We may not be perfect but we’re perfect for each other.”
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!