reflections on a year of marriage.

last weekend, preston and i traveled to Dallas to be a part of his sister’s wedding. congrats ryan & ainsley! through being a part of their wedding, i couldn’t help but reflect on the last year of marriage and all that i’ve learned. marriage has been the best adventure, but it also can be difficult and refining and show you all the things about yourself that aren’t quite as holy as you think they are.

marriage has shown me just how selfish i can be. from really stupid things like not wanting to share my french fries or watch something on tv, to bigger things, like having to sacrifice going somewhere so that Preston can get to work, etc. it’s challenging and refining; having to wake up every morning and choosing to put myself second. i’d be lying if i said i did this every day. i think Preston is way better at this than i am.

we’ve also had the added challenges of living in transition. not just the transition of getting married, but in a lot of ways, i was still adjusting from living overseas last year, we both changed jobs in the first 4 months of our marriage, and we decided we were moving to india pretty early on in our marriage. Preston has also been in school the whole time we’ve been married. so it’s been challenging in different ways, but it’s been so good. i’ve learned a lot of contentment. i’ve learned that getting married doesn’t make your life any easier, that marriage is sanctifying. that it teaches you things about yourself that you might not have learned otherwise. and that it’s a lot of fun. preston and i genuinely have so much fun together. and it’s totally worth all of the challenges.

and now we’re getting ready to enter a new chapter of our marriage. we’ll keep you posted on how living in india affects our marriage. i’m sure it’ll be beautiful.

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