When we first started dating, we were infatuated with each other. Every kiss sent electricity through every part of my body, and every time I saw him coming from a distance, I wouldn’t be able to contain my joy. We didn’t even notice each other’s imperfections. We had lovey-dovey feelings, and it was beautiful.
Then, we got married, and everything changed.
Now that we’ve been married for two and a half years, we are in love. Every kiss reminds me that my husband is still with me, and spending time with him is an opportunity to connect. When he comes home from work, seeing his contagious smile truly makes me feel like I’m home. We notice each other’s imperfections, but we love each other anyway, and I feel like the grace we have for one another only proves that our love is strong.
I used to be afraid of the honeymoon stage ending, and I did everything I could to avoid it. I don’t think it’s completely over, but I do like the direction where our love is going. Instead of being happy, I feel safe, and that makes me very happy. Instead of being viewed as perfect, I’m viewed as human, but I’m loved anyway.
Thanks be to God, we are in love. Not just with each other, but with God. We are rooted and grounded in love. That means we know that, no matter what season of life we are in, we can trust that God will lead us and show us how to love one another best.
We don’t know what the future holds, but we are secure in our marriage and secure in God.