Really…it still gets me every time I say it. MARRIED! Five years down the road and here we are, MARRIED. Alexander has always been an integral part of my life, but now we are MARRIED. Okay, I’ll try to contain myself. No promises.
It’s only been one month, but our wedding day seems like it was years away. I guess we’ve gone through a lot within this short period of time. I can barely remember any of it besides my palpitating heart. I’m left here with mountains of pictures, gifts and unfinished thank you cards up to my neck. I’ll send those out one day. A coworker of mine told me that I have an entire year after the wedding is over to send them, within the “proper wedding etiquette” timeline. Phew! A year is slightly excessive, though, but maybe TWO months. That sounds pretty fair.
Anyway, here I am, an old married woman. How weird is that? I’ve always been the type of gal who couldn’t care less either way, if she ended up hitched or not. I never thought about how my day would go, what I would wear, who would be invited — anything. In fact, the whole idea of marriage always seemed misconstrued to me. Marriage isn’t the final step to an everlasting love just as it isn’t a guarantee to eternal happiness. Don’t get me wrong, love is one of the only things in this entire world that really matters, but marriage..? Marriage is a pretty neat business union. One that’s extra cool if you figure out how to manage it. I couldn’t begin to count how many times I’ve been asked, “So, how does it feel? How is the married life? Does everything seem SO much better now? SO different?”
What planet are you all on that I am invading? Every single part of my day and my relationship seems exactly as it did the day before we said our ‘I dos’. That’s the point, isn’t it? For nothing to change? Sure, it’s neat to call the man I love my HUSBAND, but other than the new titles, what actually changes? Hopefully not too much. I’m quite satisfied with my little chaotic life.
It sure has been one heck of a ride, though. We’ve had a few flat tires here and there, but I’m looking forward to seeing where the road leads us. Probably all around this beautiful Earth. Oh, the adventures! We sure are a lucky pair of folks.
Maybe I should be using this free time to write some of those thank-yous…
Xoxo, Nando! (I can still use that nickname, right? Oh well. I am.)