Let’s start with a small introduction (names, how you met, maybe even a proposal story!).
My name is Tausha, and my husband is Chad. We are 25 & 32. We met in 2005 on a BLIND date our church leaders set us up on. For me, it was love at first sight. For Chad – it took some convincing. Several months later, we had a second date, and then about a month after that, our 3rd date was a 10 day cruise to Mexico with Chads good friends. (His girlfriend at the time backed out & I was runner up!) 6 Years later Chad proposed, and we have been married just over 2 years. It has been a LONG road, but one I couldn’t have traveled without him.
We have been married just over two years. We were married on a 10 day cruise (special significance to us because thats really how we started dating) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in March 2010.
In your opinion, what is the best thing about Marriage?
For me, the best thing about marriage is the fact that I have someone I can count on. Who isn’t allowed to flake on me, back out last minute & who has to listen to my rants and love me regardless. I picked such an amazing man & have been lucky enough to marry my best friend. It’s so great waking up, and going to sleep next to someone who makes you so happy.
What’s the hardest?
The hardest thing about marriage is realizing that you love differently. The ways I show my love to Chad, are different than the way he shows his love to me. You have to be able to realize that your partner IS loving you – it just might not be how you expect. (The 5 Love Languages is an EXCELLENT read about this)
Has Marriage changed you? How?
Marriage has completely changed me. It has taught me to be completely selfless. To put Chad first in ALL regards, and to not expect the same in return (although he always puts me first). It has taught me that I can be myself and not be judged – but mostly that love is true and possible and so worth the effort.
Since being Married, what is one happy memory you have?
The happiest memory, SO FAR, has been the addition of our daughter Presley. It is incredible to see how much more love I have for my husband after seeing him become a father. It is life changing.
Not yet, but I am sure that since we have a little lady with us, we will start making some. Any suggestions? :)
What’s one piece of Marriage advice you can offer to us?
I know everyone says it – but it really is hard work. There will be times when your partner needs you. Needs all your support, all your encouragement – and sometimes you don’t feel they deserve it. Sometimes they won’t be able to give it back – but you have to give, give, ,give – and then when your time comes, they will be more willing to give to you.
Thank you for sharing, Tausha! Make sure to stop and say hello to Tausha over at her blog, Taush.O!