Friday, August 30, 2013
The Unknown and the Little Things
A few weeks ago, Reed and I had our 11 year dating anniversary (and in June our 7 year wedding anniversary). We were just 21-year-old babies when we got married, and we realized we were pretty clueless about our future. Would he go to Med School? Would we stay in Georgia (where we went to college) or move home to Ohio? Would we have kids young or wait 'til we were older and "financially stable"? Would we get "real jobs"? Would I go to grad school or be able to find a job in my field?
There were a lot of unanswered questions. For most people, it's probably ill-advised to get married before you have more answers. Who knows, maybe we should have waited until we knew more and the early years would have been easier. But the thing about the early years is that they pass and you learn a lot. You learn to be more intentional about your marriage. You learn that people don't stay together happily for decades accidentally. You learn to say you're sorry, and really mean it.
And you learn to love the unanswered questions.. because that is where the surprises wait.
I'm thankful for someone to go into the unknown with. To be excited with, and disappointed with.
Someone who picks me up a little special something on a business trip, just because he was thinking about me (can't beat the Body Shop!). There was chocolate involved too :)
Today we are off to Troy, Ohio for the Gentlemen of the Road Music Festival and we can't wait. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
"If I get married, I want to be very married." - Audrey Hepburn