It’s the Little Things

Waking up before the alarm sounds.

Coffee in my favorite Lake Champlain mug.

Silly cats playing in the sunbeams.

A pretty new handbag.

Love and support embracing me from all directions.


What’s Different?

It’s been just over a month since we gathered on my parents beach in the warm embrace of love and said our vows to each other.  A month can feel like an eternity or pass by in the blink of an eye, depending on the circumstances.  For me, it’s been the latter!  I cannot believe how fast this summer has passed and how happy I am with my husband.

It’s funny, people keep asking me how we are and what has changed since we got married and honestly, this is not easy to answer.  Our day to day lives are pretty much the same as always, since we’ve been living together for years.  However, there is this deep sense of peace that overcomes me at the most random times.  I’ll be going about my day and then it hits me that I am the luckiest girl ever.  I have this amazing husband, a blessed life, goals and dreams, and so much love that I sometimes just want to burst.  How awesome is that?!

But really, how would I characterize what’s different now?  There is a sense of security that I feel in our relationship that I wasn’t aware of before.  Even though we had been committed to each other in the years leading up to our marriage, signing that piece of paper and declaring our love to each other in the presence of our loved ones truly has a profound effect on the stability of our relationship.  We made the choice to be with each other.  To support each other through the good times and the bad.  We choose to enter this union as individuals and create a life together.  I look at this strong and loving man and I see our future.  I am not naive, I know that there will be tough days, fights and sadness, but we entered this union with a foundation of mutual love and respect.  We will continue to cultivate our love by supporting our individual strengths and work together to grow as a couple as we start this journey of married life.