180 days ago I got married! It was a perfect August day, and the nuptials went off without a hitch. A little over six months prior to our wedding, I'd just moved to Chicago, rented a loft in Printer's Row, and joined the ChicagoNow team (in that order). Our wedding was held at the University Center on Congress and State. My wedding party dressed at the Blake Hotel, and the room number just happened to be the address of our new North Shore apartment. I had an amazing photographer: Chante Burt, who captured the happiness of that day perfectly.
I'd known my husband casually since highschool, but we reconnected and dated long distance before I made the decision to move back to Chicago. There is no one book, or set of rules that can prepare you for marriage. There are so many things that I have learned about myself thus far. However, there are five takeaways from this newlywed time that I feel inclined to share on Valentine's Day Eve:
1. Love is a choice not a feeling.
2. Don't sweat the small stuff.
3. Laugh often no matter how challenging life gets.
4. Watch movies and cuddle.
5. Have fun in the everyday activities:)
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.