I must first say that I am so blessed, actually beyond blessed to celebrate yet another year of marriage to the love of my life. 13 YEARS!!! WOW. I literally have no words to describe the overwhelming joy that I have. I am sure as young girls we all imagined our wedding day. Looking like a princess walking down the aisle to marry our prince. But I didn’t really think much about what to expect after the wedding. I mean sure, the house, the dog and kids but I didn’t put much thought or focus beyond that.
But I’m older and married so reality has set in. Things that I didn’t think about were suddenly apart of everyday life. No more running to mommy's house and sleeping in my old room. I am married; I am a wife. Oh boy. If only the honeymoon lasted a lifetime. But the truth of the matter is, marriage is not easy. I like to say it takes a lot of work but it's so worth it. It’s probably one of the most difficult stages we encounter in life. Why? Well, if I had to pick a synonym for marriage, it would be the word selfless. I really can write a book on the subject but for today we’ll focus on my top ten things every wife (regardless of how long you’ve been married) should know and live by. These are some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years and while some are spiritual, there are some that are VERY practical; I want to be transparent and have balance in what I am sharing with you.