Monday, December 27, 2010

Becoming a Mrs.

Can't believe it has been this long since I blogged. Hello is anyone out there? Not sure if anyone is still listening, but I won't stop writing...How are y'all doing?

Lots of great stuff have happened since I moved back to Nigeria. Most recently and significantly I got hitched to my knight in shinning armor! Wohoo!

It' s been a period of learning, loving and laughing. How does it feel to be married? It feels...natural. Like this is how I've always lived, even though we dated for just over a year. Perhaps it's because we've been best friends for several years?

I love waking up beside him everyday. No more agonizing good byes at the end of a fun-filled weekend and no more marathon phone calls. Since the wedding day, we've been asking ourselves "So we're really married?"

I was reading the book Saving your marriage before it starts months before we got married and one statement really stuck out to me: that marriage is a lifestyle - aka a way of living. You remain who you are - you've just chosen a different way of living out your life day-to-day. Where most of us get it wrong is when we expect the marriage to be the almighty solution that will save us or deliver us from all of life's woes.

The authors (Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott) say that the love, bliss and healing that we all look forward to enjoying in marriage comes. But it's a by product of a healthy marriage where two partners invest in each other. Not one where the partners are looking to just receive and receive. I certainly found the authors' advice practical before our wedding and now that I'm living in the lifestyle of marriage I certainly understand.

I bless God the Father and thank Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for leading me into all truth and for the gift of my husband. He is truly a gem. A man of honour. The Lord who knows you and who knows who you will become in the years ahead will only give you the best for a life partner.

Our path to the altar was a real journey which I'd love to share once our year-long honeymoon is over...ha ha ha.

Thanks for stopping by! Now back to the business of leaving, cleaving and loving...(wink wink)!

19 comments:

  1. aww congratulations......I wish you forever

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  2. Congrats dearie...so sweet and happy to hear you found love...aww :=)

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  3. congratulations on your new status...enjoy it !!

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  4. Awww congratulations! Wish you and your husband a hundred years of peace and happiness together! I would love to read the story of your journey to the altar :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful 2011!

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  5. congrats!!! continued blessing and guidance to u and urs.

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  6. Congrats. wish you more happiness in your marriage life. Compliments of the season.

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  7. Congrats on getting married. I hope it remains happy and blessed.

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  8. Congratssssssssssss!!! Happy for you :)

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  9. Congratulations!!! And yes, we're still here.

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  10. Wow! Congratulations oh! and yes we are very much here.. even though i just login in today to see what was happening with everyone in blogville :)great to know good things are in place! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  11. awww congratulations....may i ask during your NYSC what did you work as/where did you work? because i've read all your blogs but it seems as tho you were moving back and fourth from Abuja and Lagos? also may i ask was you born and bred in America??

    Thanks x

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  13. congratulations hunny! now come back and give me updates. I miss your entries.

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  14. Congratulations on taking that significant step into matrimony. May it live true to your expectations. Surely, exciting times lie ahead.
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  15. Congratulations! Been checking your blog from time to time. More updates when you settle down :D

    Adiya
    http://thecornershopng.blogspot.com

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