When I looked up synonyms for Marriage this is what came up:
alliance, amalgamation, association, confederation, conjugality, connubiality, consortium, coupling, espousal, holy matrimony, link, match, mating, matrimony, merger, monogamy, nuptials, pledging, sacrament, spousal, tie, tie that binds, wedded bliss, wedded state, wedding bells, wedding ceremony, wedlock
I laughed at most of these. So when people at the office ask me "So how's the first month of marriage?" I get this blank stare on my face and say "It's an adjusment" with a weak smile on my face. OKAY that's an exaggeration!! I do say that it's an adjustment I mean who thought living with a man would be so difficult at times and yet so rewarding.
We are currently "adjusting" to each other. There's that word again. Which means become or make prepared. So what exactly are we preparing for? War? Children? Life? In-Laws? Money? Jobs? Sickness? I guess mostly life and what it brings each day. So although we are "preparing" ourselves to live with each other every day for the rest of our lives (otherwise eternity), the heaviness of the topic still rings lightheartedly in my mind as I think of all the joy it brings me.
The other day Josh and I were looking for a dress for me to wear to my cousin's wedding this weekend. Now if y'all know Josh you know he ABHORS spending money (he's cheap lol). So as I was trying on a few dresses (which by the way I NEVER look at price tags) he takes off and comes back with a bag in his hand. Not sure what he had picked up but he tells me the dress I'm wearing is gorgeous on me as he surveys every angle. He then pulls out a pink box with these beautiful studded dangling earrings and a necklace to match which is glittering bright making my face pink with excitement. The mere fact that he went and made the effort to pick something out and buy it for me just said so much without saying anything.
Some men will spend money on women and it's not a big deal to them. It's almost a chore because it's what you're supposed to do but when Josh spends money on me I know he really cares to sacrifice the devil on his shoulder telling him "Josh you don't need that, it's unneccessary! Why would you buy it you already have what you need at home. Who cares if there's holes in it and it's a different color than what it was when you bought it. You don't need a new one!" It's a struggle for him to allow indulgences but when he spoils me he goes all out! Not just monetarily but physically, spiritually, and mentally. It makes me feel like the Queen he says I am. I love you sweetie...
*Anxiously awaiting the next 30 days plus infinity*