Here are some things I have learned along the way -
* Floors (especially bathroom floors) can NEVER EVER get completely clean. Once you think you have wiped and swept and mopped everything up... you will see a hair. Then you will go to clean that hair and you find some dirt. When you wipe up the dirt you noticed little fuzzies from the washcloth.
* Hot water is not the best way to clean up cheese from the sink -- it will melt and make it harder for you.
* Grab the milk from the WAY back at the store... the date will be further out. Because if it is just the two of you... you will probably not drink a gallon of milk before it expires.
* Unless you do portion control while cooking dinner every single night, you will have to throw away leftovers too (just threw away an entire container of chicken alfredo =[ )
* Heating up oil in a pan is like an art form. If it gets to hot it will not only pop and burn you ( I have a lovely little scar from making hamburgers two weeks ago) but it will cook the outside crispy-burn and not cook the inside (like my very sad donuts this morning).
* Sometimes a husband just needs an encouraging word to make his day better..... or a back rub. Either one.
* Paper towels and dish-washing gloves can be life savers.
* Pack lunches and set up coffee the night before, you will be happy in the morning that you did. If you still want to get up early with him then you have time to make breakfast (or at least see him off to work with a cup of coffee).
* Men like to relax and unwind in different ways. Although really loud video games might make you feel anxious and annoyed... that is how he likes relax -- its best to let him have his time.
* DATE NIGHTS ARE IMPORTANT Even if you always have dinner at home together and watch shows together at night -- take some time that is an actual date. If you don't have a lot of money then rent a red box (or two!) and have a night in. Take a walk. A picnic at the park.
It is so so important to take time out and invest in the marriage. Don't talk about bills or chores and just enjoy one another.
* Forgive. We are not perfect people (and we did not marry perfect people) and we can say or do things that hurt the other person. So remember to forgive and ask for forgiveness. Talk things out and communicate. Respond in love instead of react in anger.
Remind yourself of the vows you spoke on your wedding day and keep them in your heart.
* Never stop praying for your spouse. I started praying for my "future husband" at a young age and was confident that God knew who he was and that my prayers were heard. I have to continue to pray for my husband and to be on his side at all times.
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I have learned so much from being a wife and I keep learning too! This has been such a wonderful journey and I can't believe that we have already been united for almost a year!
|saying our vows 8.20.11|
What have you learned in the past year?
lessons and love, Mrs. V
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