Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Six Months a Mrs.

G and I have been married six months today. It's kind of hard to believe, in some ways it feels like the wedding wasn't that long ago. And yet, I can believe it, because so much has happened in those six months. 

That whole moving across the country thing, then finding out we're not going to be here as long as we thought... Welcoming a new fur baby into the family... Struggling to find a job (not to mention local friends)... Pursuing new creative outlets... 

It's been a bit of a bumpy ride, for both of us, though I think we'd also both agree the transition has been tougher for me. And yet, there is no one else I would rather be on this ride with. My husband loves me through my moods and my insecurities. He encourages my dreams. He supports me in my highs and my lows. He tells me I'm beautiful when I feel ugly. He cooks dinner for us almost every night. He is probably a better man than I deserve. Our relationship isn't perfect and I think most newlyweds, if they're honest, will admit that the post-wedding period isn't a non-stop honeymoon. Especially when thrust into the midst of so much change.

We are not perfect, but I like to think we are perfectly imperfect for each other.

I have no doubt the next months and years will hold many more ups and downs, but I feel blessed and lucky to know that I will have G by my side through it all.

Today, the words spoken during our wedding ceremony, when our hearts and lives were bound together forever, are playing back in my head:

May these hands be blessed this day. 
These are the hands of your best friend, full of love for you. 
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, 
as together you build your future, your family. 
These are the hands that will cherish you through the years, 
and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other 
when the storms of life break ashore. 
These are the hands that will wipe away the tears from your eyes; 
tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. 
And these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, 
will still be reaching for yours.

I'm sure my hubby would smirk at the utterance that today is our "six-month anniversary" but it is kind of wonderful reflecting on this moment half-a-year ago, the commitments and promises made. These words, these memories, fill my heart with joy and remind me where this crazy journey all began... and where it's going.

(Photos by heidi-o-photo)


  1. Oh my gosh Carissa, I can completely relate to this post! It's like you wake up ready to attack the day with adventures and excitement, but sometimes you end them with questions like, "Will it get easier?" There are better days and there are worse days for sure and I'm lucky as well to have a husband who supports me through what can be an emotional roller coaster. You said it best, "We are not perfect, but I like to think we are perfectly imperfect for each other." And you know what? You ARE deserving. This life isn't for everyone and our husbands know that. They married us because we ARE strong and love us for who we are. I know I don't know you and G personally, but I guess you can call it a hunch :)

    1. Thanks, Jen. That's sweet of you to say. It's nice to have someone who understands :) Things have been an emotional roller coaster, before the wedding and after, but at least I have someone sitting with me on the ride!

  2. great photos! your dress is so pretty!



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