People insisted that married life would be different. That it would change us.
For us, it's been much of the same.
That sounds like a bad thing, but it's quite the opposite. Chris likes the fact that our life together hasn't changed at all. After all, we signed up for the life we already had: working together to create the life we wanted, being happy and enjoying the simple things.
The label hasn't changed us, he says.
As we celebrate one month of marriage today, I fully realize that we are not the same dopey teenagers we were when we first met. We come with a lot of history, stories, heartache, love and compassion. But it all led us here. Sure, we're trying new things, like photography, cooking more often, and Chris has been encouraging me to get back into writing. Perhaps we're the same, but marriage has renewed our inspiration and zest for life.
I wouldn't say anything about us has changed, other than our goals becoming more focused. Now we seriously plan and talk about our common goals, like working extra hard at our jobs and saving for a house. Other than setting up our joint bank account and changing my name, it's still just good old Chris and Jessi. (And the LaRue cats, of course.)
And I love it. I wouldn't change a thing.
Here's to many years of enjoying our lives together, just the way we are.