Sweet Year

Sunday marks the first year marriage anniversary for Jenna and me.  I’ll spare you the “I can’t believe how quickly this last year has gone by” cliché post, yet I would like to make a few comments about some of my quick thoughts on the last year:

  • I can’t tell you how easy it has been. Seriously, there were so many people that told us that the first year would be tough and hard yet I stand here today saying that this last year has been the most enjoyable year of my life.  Marriage gets a ringing endorsement from me.
  • The thing that Jenna and I have going for us is that we do boring well. Give us no plan, no form of entertainment, no money, no other people and we can still have fun. 
  • We have spent a lot of time doing our extracurricular activities together… this has really taken the pressure off of us having to find time in the schedule to have “date time.” And shoot, how lucky am I that my girl comes and pumps iron with me?  Date time = gym time.  I know, my romantic abilities are stunning… though I did buy her flowers that one time. 
  • Most importantly we share a humility that is founded in the gospel. Neither of us come to any decision or discussion assuming that we are right and we are constantly hoping to learn something from God, life experience, or one another.      

As far as the rest of my life goes, WORK.  I put in 70 hours this week and I am desperate to cut that down.  The job that I was recently hired at is in the middle of a huge project that is pushing some deadlines, so everyone has been on an insane work schedule.  So I pretty much jumped to Detroit, got a job like 3 days later, and now have been spending almost every waking moment at work.  Plus school started and I have been coming home and attempting to read and do my homework only to fall helplessly asleep after about 10 minutes of work.  I’m exhausted, but I can’t complain.  So many people don’t get to quit their jobs or get laid off and have the chance to immediately start employment some place else. 

I’m still itching to get involved in a church here in Detroit but that’s going to have to wait a couple more weeks until my work schedule scales down to normal.  Jenna and I really love living in Hamtramck and Detroit is a pretty cool city.  Perspective can make the direst of living places absolutely beautiful.  Though I’m sure to change my tune come winter Michigan has been an awesome place to live so far.    


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