While I realize that Noah and I have plenty of mountains and valleys to travel in the years ahead, we’ve experienced growth and victories even in the start of our journey. Here are a few highlights that have stood out as we’ve walked through the beginning of our marriage.
In our engagement season, I asked several couples what advice they’d give me as I entered into marriage. To my surprise, many of the responses were negative. Some individuals would scoff and say, “Enjoy the honeymoon while it lasts.” or “The spark starts fading after the first couple of years.” While embracing the reality that marriage can indeed be difficult, I was disheartened. The dream I had since I was a little girl of marrying the love of my life slowly waned. Although I was still elated to marry Noah, my expectations for marriage sank.
Then, under an arbor of spring blooms on an April afternoon, our journey together started.
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