Hello! What’s up ? How’s your summer vacation and or trip so far? I hope you are all having a great time spending it with your loved ones. Our national election was over and while we are still waiting for the final result for the VP race, let me help you cool down as you read my blog today, it has nothing to do with politics, don’t worry 🙂 I just want to share that we reached our first year anniversary last May 15, 2016! Yehey! 🙂 How time really flies so fast , and we’re just continually growing and learning from each other’s imperfections and still seeing the beauty of our imperfections and still choosing to commit this marriage to God.
This year has been fuller than I ever imagined. God gave us a ridiculous amount of blessings, and a completely unanticipated number of adventures together. Marriage is so, so much easier–and just more plain magical than I expected. Basically it’s a lot of laughing and tickling and smooshy-face-hugs, with some crying and hugging it out. I can’t count the number of times I’ve looked at his beautiful all-mine face and just been floored by the fact that I have this–all this. There’s nothing quite like a person that’s half of you–that’s home to you. Holding each other and laughing uncontrollably together is maybe the best thing Jesus has ever given me. This first year has been an unimaginable blessing.
But at the same time, it’s been probably the most full of seeing the hurt and brokenness in the world.
Horrible news stories and gut-wrenching phone calls and tragedies in lives around us that seem impossible to know how to process. It makes me cling even tighter to this amazing best-friend-for-life–he reminds me of truth and God’s goodness when I can’t see it. I could never have imagined the amount of happiness I’d have right now–but I also could never have imagined the amount of serious-for-real life lessons – in the world around me.
We had a long way to go and we have a lifetime to embrace the wonderful life of being married! It is not an instant “happily- ever after” love story that we are after… we choose to live out and be thankful for what each day can offer to us, as husband and wife. Not to play the blame game but rather, pray together all the more when conflicts arise, talk gently, and choose to find solutions to whenever we have misunderstandings. Being married is choosing the road to take together, and making each other a priority next to God. Marriage is a gift from God that needs to be protected, fervently prayed for, be thankful for because being married is a beautiful blessing and not a burden. We chose to speak life and not curse each other because we know that both of us, has a specific calling to do for us to let this marriage grow and be strong as the years go by.
I am a continuous wife in progress and same goes with my husband Melvin, who is still a husband work in progress – we know that for a fact that we can’t do anything for our marriage without God at the center and guidance of it all. I am just so thankful that my husband has been a reminder of that, because his patient and persistent and gentle love doesn’t waver. It’s all in the power of God’s grace and always have a forgiving heart every waking day that is ready to love again and again.
This year has been incredible, once-in-a-lifetime–a first-year-of-marriage to hold tight to when things are harder and more complicated. “Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity”. Colossians 3:14. This verse, always helps us to see each other as a gift from God, even if sometimes, we have misunderstandings or conflicts.
Praise God for this one year! Looking forward for a lifetime of anniversaries with you my love, my love! I just love you even more today than the day we start this journey to forever with our “ I Do’ ‘s.
Thank you Lord, All glory to You! 🙂
Until my next blog fellas!
Mrs. Piza 🙂