Well. Here it is. My new little home in bloggy land. 🙂
I had a nice little post all edited and ready to hit “publish” and I was so excited and proud cuz I can never seem to get things done ahead of time…… but apparently my draft didn’t save. That’s ok. Hokie things are bound to happen when you try something new, right? Right.
Today is October 21, 2013.
Just another day to a lot of people, but it’s special to me. My honeymoon started three years ago today when my husband took me on our first date. Now we’ve been married for 1 year and 5 months. My life has not been the same since that first date in a chinese restaurant. 🙂
Now, some would say “ummm, no, annika, that started the day your got married” and there is a part of me that agrees with that. But I really think it started when we went on our first date. 🙂 But if I REALLY wanna go deep it started even before that – but that’s for another bloggy day. 🙂
There are a lot of things I want to say but today I will start with this: I don’t believe your “honeymoon” should end. Ever.
I grew up on a lot of princess and prince fairy tales (I’m SUCH a Disney fan!). And I’ve been critisized for watching those silly movies well into my twenties (I just watched Princess & the Frog for the upteenth time last night). While some think (and have openly told me) they think I’m a little too old and rediculous to be into that — I really think it did me some good.
Each of those people in those stories have something to overcome. There’s always a dragon to fight. There’s always an “impossible” in the way. And it always works out when they do the right thing.
I do not claim to be an expert, but in the short time I’ve been married I’ve discovered the fairy tales are right. It really is “happily ever after”.
I’m not saying it’s easy. There are hard times. Like when you don’t know where your next pay check is coming from. Or when the kids come and you’re tired from chasing them ALL. THE. TIME. Or when the kids don’t come and you’re not sure they will, and there’s an ache from missing someone so much you’ve never had the chance to meet before.
But if you and your husband are grounded in Jesus. You have hope. You have joy. How could it not be “happy ever after?” when you have the Author of the greatest love story on your side?
When people (especially the cute lil old ladies) find out I’m a newlywed they say “oh you’re still on your honeymoon” and I’m like “oh it’s never going to end!” and I’m very serious. I believe at some point it has to be a choice you make. I choose to loves Jesus. I choose to love my husband. And I choose to make it a honeymoon of a life. Come rain come shine for better for worse until death do us part or until Jesus comes back for us.
So. When you read this. This is only my version of happily ever after. It’s not going to look like yours. No two stories are the same. But I hope I can encourage someone out there. To hope for more. To try for more. To trust Jesus more. He’s the Author of the best Happy Ever After.