Married life.

So it's been nearly two months since my last post. The last time, I was just days away from marrying Dave, full of anticipation and excitement. And everything went swimmingly, and now we are snuggling down into married life. Snug as a bug in a rug. Thank you, southern upbringing, for that little colloquialism. I realize that this is a bit out of order, as I sorta skipped over the wedding and the honeymoon, but that will come later. For now, we're enjoying the beautiful reality of being husband and wife, living life together.

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Marriage has brought a lot of soul-searching, though not of the "this-is-not-who-I-thought-I-married" kind (which we keep hearing we will experience... but haven't. I feel like Dave is who I knew him to be in all the months before we were married, sooo... ?).

I guess what I mean is taking a good hard look at things I thought I was sure of — social issues, facets of my faith, my creativity, my projected career path, etc. Dave is so good at asking the deep questions, inviting me to consider a maxim, a lifestyle, a philosophy, a habit more thoughtfully... to really probe it. I'm so grateful for this and think it's going to bear good fruit in me, in him, and in our marriage.

So much has happened in these first 8 weeks, and the best way to sum it up is: BFFs + marriage forever = awesome.