Thursday, January 26, 2012

Marriage, Love and Fun: Melody

Today's Marriage Love and Fun is featuring Melody from over at her blog, Create A Melody.

She has quite an animate story of how she met her husband and some lovely thoughts on marriage. Her story is so worth the read!



1) Tell us about how you and Jacob met.
Prepare for a story!
Summer of 2009, I was getting ready to go to a missionary farewell party, then later a wedding reception. Through some mix up, I discovered that the reception had already taken place the night before. Dismayed, but all prettied up, I went off to the farewell party and spent my evening there. 

One of our mutual friends was in attendance, in full scotsman gear (kilt and all).After a few hours of games, that same friend said something that ended up in a chase, me the pursuer, him the runner. Just as he opened the door to run upstairs and out of my reach, Jacob opened the door to come down and join the party a little late. He wore straight white with a red bandana and biohazard goggles, of course catching my attention. I spent the rest of the night gawking at him, and the following two weeks bullying that same friend into getting us set up on a date. 

The rest is history.

2) What's been one or some of the unexpected challenges you were faced at the beginning of your marriage?
You know, we've had surprisingly little difficulty in our marriage, but if I had to come up with one, I would say fear of the future. We aren't in the best of places financially, and the future has not been a stable thing for us. But, with a lot of prayer and trust in God, things have worked out somehow. 

3) Now the good stuff, how have you kept the romance alive in your marriage?
The little things are what count here. Showing respect by giving the other full attention. Saying I love you all day, everyday. And best of all, sharing in each others successes. I love it when we can both be happy for each other. 

4) Any advice you want to give to newly couples?
The best marriages come when two best friend unite. If you haven't reached that place with your spouse yet, work on your friendship. Once you have that area of respect down, the romance will fall into place. 

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