honeymoon stage.

25 10 2010

Now that I’ve been married for a couple of months I’ve noticed a distinct shift in the questions people ask me.

As a fresh newlywed you get questions like this:
How was the honeymoon?
Have you finished moving in?
Did you get some good presents?

Now, I only get one question:
So, has the honeymoon stage ended?

Interesting question.
Typically the person asks with a slight smile – almost hopeful.
Hopeful that my answer will be yes.

So, has the honeymoon stage ended?
Yes- if you consider the honeymoon stage to be the period of time where our biggest concern was avoiding sunburn while at the beach.

That stage ended when we returned to Utah.

Do I love Leah any less?
Certainly not.
If it was possible I’d love to go back to worrying about sunburn and deciding what book to read on the beach.

But beaches and books don’t pay bills.

The honeymoon stage might be over – but that doesn’t mean the crazy in love stage has to end.

“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest…” (Ecclesiastes 9:9)

? What do you think it means to be in the “honeymoon stage”




One response

26 10 2010

I think it means going through all those firsts. You’re still a newlywed for the first year. It took us two months into our marriage to have our first real fight. To this day Reed still feels hurt from it as I launched into a list of things that were bother me. Lesson number 1, don’t blast someone with a list of wrong doings. But you have to go through many of those firsts to really be seasoned.

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