married...and a blink of an eye, it has been two years.
The first year, it was a year of discovery. A steep learning curve where we learned how to live with each other. To communicate, to put us first when making decisions. It was bitter sweet.
We are so different individuals. I like decisions to be made fast. You like to ponder. I'm anxious. You are calm. I grew up in a traditional Cantonese household. You grew up in a family rich in different cultures. I enjoy cooking in the kitchen. You prefer eating instead. I like the produce of the garden. You do the gardening. You literally planned all the electrical and data points of our future home. I prefer to look at the general layout, and how we are going to live there. I love eggplant. You want bittergourd.
I'm learning that.. I have gaps. You have gaps. together we fill gaps.
I went back to our vows. And there it was. Would you believe it? We wrote our vows to complement each other. You said you will be the one to calm me down, to hold me... I said that I will fill you up, work together and encourage you regardless.
And because we fill each other gaps, we vowed to "Accomplish more than we ever could alone."
God Almighty is amazing. He said it in Genesis 2:18. It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.
And he gave me the privilege to do so.
I pray and hope that in the next year. I will have a thankful heart to appreciate and accept these differences.
To my dear husband. Happy 2 Year Anniversary.... and many more to come.
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