This weekend I went to my friend Momo’s bridal shower. We were asked to bring pictures and advice to put together scrapbook pages for the bride to be. Finding a picture to bring was not hard. But advice for the bride to be? I showed up with nothing.
I’ve been married for almost 5 years now, but I am no expert. In fact, I have many shortcomings when it comes to being married. For example…
- I’m petty.
- I’m argumentative.
- I can be selfish and self-involved.
- I fight to win, which means sometimes I don’t fight fair.
As I worked on the scrapbook page with the help of my 3-year-old, Put Pie, I tried to find a way to avoid the whole advice issue because all I could think of was negative stuff and who the heck wants to focus on the negative? So we filled the page…
…until there was no room left to give marriage advice and I thought I would leave it at that, but then I saw the word LOVE on someone else’s scrapbook page and all of a sudden I knew that I did have advice to give.
I flipped the page over and shared the one thing about being married that I do get right.
I may not be the perfect wife, but I do know how to LOVE BIG.
What advice would you give the bride to be?
Read the follow-up post: Advice for the Bride (From You).