My most treasured wedding present wasn't one that I registered for or even expected. It was a small gift from a sweet lady at Brandon's church. A gift that had more meaning than she will ever know. It is strategically placed in our bathroom as a daily reminder of the commitment that we made. Plus, it matched perfectly with the color scheme and was the right size to fit above the toilet.
Brandon and I began dating seven years ago. So we were both in our peak adolescent phase figuring out our place and making naive choices along the way. We struggled for many years as we transitioned into college and then separated to attend different colleges. Most of our relationship was long distance making it even harder on us. Through it all, we have managed to remain true to one another; helping and supporting throughout some of our toughest decisions. There were times when we failed the other. There were times when we questioned too much, but I ultimately knew that he was my biggest advocate. And I hope he felt the same.
I believe in my heart of hearts that going through that stage of our lives together, we have formed a bond that others might not have. We have learned to rely on trust, honesty, and forgiveness.
Having been married for SIX whopping months now, I have to say it has been the best six months of our relationship. I know what you are thinking... we are in the "honeymoon" phase. But I am not naive to the fact that things will get tougher. Children, jobs, and family will complicate things.
As the art of marriage goes it is not only marrying the right person. It is being the right person. We can only control our actions. And I am hoping that I can continue to be the wife that he needs.