After the wedding, the honeymoon, and that fun, real life starts (which is also fun, for the record). Even after dating long-term, being married, being completely connected is different. I know when we first got married, I was a young little thing, just 21, and I had all sorts of ideas in my head about what married life would be like. Of course, there were plenty of things I didn’t think married life would be like, too. You know, those things you just don’t realize until you’re married.
I never thought…
+ the grocery list would become a sacred item, only to be issued to the other party with specific instructions and brand names.
+ I could worry so much about how long it takes someone to get home (I’m sure I’ll revisit this once Baby Gray is of driving age). I mean, really, how many visions do I really have to have of my husband in the ditch before I get Find My iPhone to work in our reception-scarce town? (And, you know, the pre-Find My iPhone days when life was really stressful.)
+ a side of the bed could be so important. Left, please.
+ I’d depend on someone so much.
+ I could be so excited to do nothing with someone. Just being in Mr. Gray’s presence seems to be the perfect cure for a stressful day, hurt feelings, being lonesome, or any ol’ thing.
+ someone could know me so well, push all the right buttons, make me so happy and so mad (sometimes at the same time), and be the perfect balance to who I am.
Anything you didn’t realize until marriage?