{31 days of Capturing the Spark Day 23} Becoming One: Megan & Matt

by laura.johnson

Today we have Megan, the other half of NewlyWife sharing with us about her marriage. Thanks Megan! Read about Emily and Matt here.

When did you get married?
March 8, 2008

How long did you date?
We dated for one year and one week before we got engaged. We were good friends for a couple years before we started dating.

What was one of your biggest challenges during the first few months of marriage?
Mostly just adjusting our lives to two and not just one.  Letting go of the selfishness (which I am still working on).  Also learning how to deal with extended family (if there is an issue, then he deals with his family and I with mine).

What was something you wish you’d known before the wedding?
Let it go.  I am stubborn and like to hold onto things.  So I have a hard time letting things go.  I would much rather “lose the battle” and “win the war” then win my little battles and lose our marriage.  Make sense?  Anyone else feeling me?

What have you learned since you’ve been married?
Every moment is precious.  Try to remember that when you are in the middle of an argument. Nothing (usually) is ever as big of a deal as I make it out to be.  Also, see the humor in things (like I did when we were dating)!

What’s the best part about being married?
Having my love with me through every good and bad moment.  Waking up next to the man of my dreams every morning.  Having my own cheerleader, and being the best cheerleader for my hubby.

What’s your secret to keeping the spark alive after the honeymoon?
Spontaneity. We plan random date nights to surprise each other.  One of the last ones was a fabric paint fight in the backyard (we also have fun painted t-shirts to show for that)!  Another was a “back in the day” night where we had tater tots and pepperoni pizza bites and played board games.  Little things like that keep us laughing.

Want to read more about rekindling the flame, and remembering the way we felt when we said ‘I do’? Check out the full 31 Day series here and we invite you to read our own little love stories here or here!

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