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Marriage on Mondays | Kerensa Leigh

“You may not be Newlyweds…But you can still kiss like you are” ~Darlene Schacht

We are definitely not Newlyweds!!! We have almost 12 years of marriage under our belt, but thinking back to that first year of marriage I’m so glad we aren’t newlyweds. Don’t get me wrong, at the time I didn’t know it was our worst year of marriage! I’m just glad that each year has gotten better:)
When you hear the term Newlywed, what comes to mind?
For me I think of two people who can’t stop looking at each other. Who want to spend all their time together. They probably can’t stop holding hands and thinking of each other.
When Adam and I first started dating we saw each other every single day for almost three months. Even if it was just for 5 minutes. He used to drive all the way to my house just to say goodnight:)That was definitely a newlywed phase and it was amazing:)
Now he travels for work periodically so we don’t always get to say goodnight in person so it’s a lot of fun to think back and remember our first few months together. To dig down deep and get that back every now and then. To kiss each other like we did in the beginning.
If you’re feeling like the newlywed phase was so long ago, I want to encourage you to sit back and remember those butterflies you’d get when you’d catch him looking at you. Those moments when you are sitting beside them and just hoping that just maybe his hand will brush yours…and that first kiss…nothing beats it:)

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xoxo

Marriage on Mondays | Kerensa Leigh

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” ~ Elizabeth Browning

I remember being in high school and planning out how my life would play out. I would graduate high school, get married by 21 (of course he would be tall, handsom, have a great job…etc) have 4 beautiful children (two boys and two girls) In my mind life was going to be perfect:)Sunshine and rainbows…When you are young it all seems possible, and especially attending a private school the expectations to have it all together and have it at a young age were high.

So I wasn’t married at 21, which is probably good cuz I did a lot of growing up in my early twenties and I didn’t meet my husband till I was 21 and I can’t imagine my life without him. We also struggled to start our family, it took a year longer than we thought it would, and then we ended up having three beautiful boys and no girls…I am so happy and joyful with how my life has turned out and I have to tell my 17 year old self that dreams do come true, just not always the way we expect them to.

So I want to tell you that although true love is fantastic, it is not the end all be all. You must first find love in yourself before you can find love elsewhere. And once you do find love, buckle up and enjoy the ride:)It will be full of ups and downs, twists and turns, even a couple of loop-d-loops. But if you can find someone to hold on to you’d better do all you can to hang on tight!

xoxo

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