Hive, I hate goodbyes. I hate them so much that growing up I avoided them at all costs, even to the point of hiding when anyone I cared about was about to leave. But apparently I’m grown up now, and goodbyes are something that I need to learn how to do.
I started blogging here over a year ago. As the youngest bride to ever blog for WB (I did double check this, but correct me if I am wrong!), I had so much to learn along my wedding planning journey and you guys were there each step of my slightly crooked way.
Then, exactly six months ago, I woke up, put on a big white dress, got all prettified, and walked out the door to marry my high school sweetheart. On that day I had so many expectations of what married life would be like and so many questions as well.
In just six months, married life has been so much more than I could have expected. I expected that it would take time for us to adjust to living together. What I didn’t expect was that as soon as we were married it just felt so right, and like we had never lived apart.
I expected that in our marriage we would experience sickness and health, hard times and good. But I didn’t expect sickness (on my part) and unemployment (on Mr E’s part) to come across our path so soon. Yes, our first six months of marriage haven’t been as easy as we hoped, but each night we look at each other and know that no matter how hard our day was, we are together and that is what matters. We’ve learned that we are each stronger than we could ever have imagined. And I have learned that Mr E makes a mean bangers ’n’ mash meal, and he has learned that my feet are always, always blocks of ice, even with a hot water bottle and wool socks.
The last six months have not been perfect, but they have been wonderful. And, as the song goes, “the best is yet to come.”
Hive – Thank you so much for following me along my journey, for inspiring me, for offering advice, for listening to my planning woes, and for writing comments that make me smile and laugh. That all means more to me than I can ever express. I love this community, and this is not goodbye for good. I’m sure I can find an excuse to write another post now and then, and you will probably be able to find me on the boards as well. If you want to read more about how life is going for us now, you can catch me at Imperfectly Perfect Life, where I blog about health, style, study, and other newlywed shenanigans. Feel free to stop by and say hello!
But for now, see you later everyone.
*Photos courtesy of Jane Sanders