6 Months of Marriage

October was six months of marriage for Michael and I. Over those six months, I have settled into a life I am incredibly grateful for. Each morning, I wake up happy in the bed that we share, and each night, I am full of joy as we cook dinner together. I am so in love with my husband and the life we have created, and I no longer feel like I am waiting for what comes next. I am perfectly content with where I am.

We married on April 15th—the best day of my life. I frequently think back about our wedding day and smile about all of the perfect moments that I shared with Michael, my bridesmaids, my parents, and all of my family and friends. From the flowers, to the food, to the church ceremony, and dancing at the reception, I could not have asked for more.

Our honeymoon was straight out of a dream. We visited Italy, Spain, and Portugal—the first big trip I have ever been on. We explored every day, ate the most delicious food, and spent every day feeling so happy to have each other. Some of the highlights of our trip were touring the Vatican City, hiking on the Amalfi coast as well as our sunset boat ride, dinner at Quinto Elemento in Madrid, our wine tour in the Douro Valley, and the most delicious dinner we have ever tasted at Casa de Chá da Boa Nova.

I turned 24 years old in August and Michael surprised me with a nice night out to dinner. It was one of our first date nights since returning home.

During the summer and into fall, we spent time with friends and family. We spent a weekend in Key West for my sister’s 21st birthday, visited New York to see family for a week, had family visit for the Fourth of July, and tried some new restaurants nearby, including Loretta & the Butcher.

Lastly, we have continue to grow our community here in Miami. I am so grateful for a husband who loves going out and doing the things that I do. We have continued volunteering for Special Olympics, getting to know people in our church community, and learning more about the life that we want to live.

Here are some reflections on my first six months of marriage as well as some thoughts on what is to come.

  1. Michael and I love to spend time together. We were long-distance for years, and I am now noticing how grateful I am that after spending a year living together, we do not get sick of each other. Whether we are going grocery shopping on a Sunday night or working next to each other on the couch, we love to be together.
  2. Michael is my number-one cheerleader. He is so proud of my accomplishments, big or small. It feels amazing to know how much support I have coming from him.
  3. I am so very happy with where we are right now, and yet I can’t wait to see what is to come!

Here is the link to another blogpost I wrote reflecting on marriage a few weeks back. Enjoy!

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