I realize that I share a lot about motherhood here but not as much about the man in our life that makes it all possible:) My husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage this year and it already seems like we have spent most of our life together. In some ways I was a completely different person when we started our life together. Without even realizing it I guess, he has changed me in so many ways. I was lost in my career choice and scared of stepping back into the office environment. He helped me dream for brighter things, made me rethink life and faith and so much. Where I'm at today, would not have been possible without him and I’m so thankful.
I have to admit something here, the thing that gets most affected once you become a mom, is your relationship with spouse. You're plain tired and exhausted by the end of the day, and would rather just slouch in front of the TV than communicate. And that is one of the scariest things for me because at the end of the day, your kids are just going to be with you for a limited number of years and each other is all we have at the end of it.
And even though you fight and argue and have days where you think 'if only he/she did/didn't do this', if you both have the same values and beliefs, you’re amongst the lucky ones. It is such a huge blessing to share the same ideas about life, faith, family, raising kids, finances etc. with your spouse. You might not have a decent conversation in days in the whirlwind and exhaustion of daily life, but when either of you is down, if the other knows just exactly how to put things in perspective, you've got a great thing there:)
If you’re married or about to be, here are some inspirations.
This book is one of my most favorite books on marriage because it just inspires you to be a better spouse and person more than anything else. This article on why it is good to be a loser in your marriage. These 15 tips on making your marriage work.
Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.