I am still on a marriage high from the launch of the Happy Wives Club book, and all of the amazing blog posts submitted for the blog tour. I haven’t gotten through all of the posts, but the ones that I’ve read have been so inspiring. I’ve literally been thinking about all of the reasons I’m a happy wife, and how blessed I am to have a happy marriage. It’s been so refreshing to be a part of this community and to see the amount of love there is in marriages all over the world. These are the stories we don’t see or hear enough of, but hopefully that will change soon.
It’s so easy to take for granted what you have because it’s so comfortable, and you’re so used to having it. But I literally give thanks every day for my husband and my marriage. I know we make each other a better person, and I couldn’t help but think of the diferent ways that marriage has indeed made me a better person.
1. I’m more giving.
For as long as I can remember, my husband has always been the type of person to give the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it, without asking any questions. And although I love to help people and give to people as well, I used to always want to ask questions first. Witnessing the amount of humility in my husband has made me want to give more freely and openly.
2. I’ve learned to compromise.
Growing up the sixth child out of seven, I got accustomed to fighting or arguing my way through situations. It was one way or another, and rarely anything in between. Marriage has taught me that we don’t always have to want the same thing but we should always be willing to give up something (even temporarily) so that the other can have.
3. I’m learning more patience.
I talk about this all of the time because while I still have a little ways to go, I’ve come an even longer way in this regard. I used to be…