What Being Married to Pearson has Taught Me | Enduring All Things

Monday, March 10, 2014

What Being Married to Pearson has Taught Me

Lately, I've noticed several bloggers out there in blog-land writing about how marriage or their husband changed them and what they've learned. In fact, a couple weeks ago both Amberly and Lauren wrote very similar posts just a day apart. This got me thinking about how being married to Pearson has changed me.
If I'm being honest, I really don't remember much about my life before Pearson was a large part of it. We've been a couple for almost 8 years. We started dating at 16 so I really didn't have much of a life before he came into it. Actually, that's not entirely true. I had a life. It was called softball. I played year-round, travel softball and it consumed my entire life. But that is another post for another time.

Anyway, back to what I was talking about. Marriage has certainly made my life very different. For the first time ever, Pearson and I were sharing a home, name, toothpaste, bed, bank account, bills, and mailbox. But we had been dating for 6 years before we tied the knot, so we knew a lot about each other. By the time we got married, I could hardly remember what it was like to be single. And since we had been talking about marriage for 2 and a half years, I didn't have to change much about my way of thinking or start making plans to accommodate the two of us. And besides, we had already talked a lot about the taboo topics of how to raise our children and where we were going to live.
However, since we got married, I have learned a few things. Pearson taught me to communicate what I'm feeling. Or at least he taught me that I need to share things with my other half because we are a team now and nobody can break us up. Marriage has taught me not to take my spouse for granted, how to be patient, how to choose kind words over nasty ones, and that some things aren't worth fighting over while others are. But most of all, being married to Pearson is teaching me that while the romance may fade in the future, true love, true unconditional love that you choose to show your spouse, only grows with time.
I am so excited to see where this adventure takes us in the future. I couldn't be more eager to learn how to love my husband better every day and to go through this life with a wonderful man at my side.

So what has marriage taught you?
Thanks for reading!
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