Wednesday, May 6, 2009
It’s time for the second installment of Wives’ Words. As much as I’d like to think that my opinion is the only one people want to read, I realize that’s not the case, ahem, so every two weeks I highlight other wives and share their words of wisdom with you.
This week’s wife is Mrs. Angela Nazworth from Becoming Me. I met Angela through The Ultimate Blog Party last year and have been a faithful reader ever since. She writes honest, heartwarming, inspiring posts that leave you spiritually filled and comforted.
Here’s Mrs. Naz’s Wives’ Words:
Husband’s Name: Napp
Years married: 9 going on 10 in August
Children (ages): Two children, a 5 year old daughter and a 2 year old son
Occupation: Freelance copy editor and writer
Blog/website: Becoming Me (husband’s learningaboutpolitics.blogspot.com)
What was your biggest fear about getting married? Did it come true?
My biggest fear was that my husband would one day abandon me. No, this did not come true. And now, I no longer have this fear. It was a fear never warranted by Napp's behavior, rather from my own personal baggage that I brought into the marriage. I learned that everyone comes with baggage. Some may carry it in a small carry-on bag and others in a massive trunk ... but we all have it.
What’s the best thing about having a husband?
This may seem overly simplistic, but for me the best part of being married is having a partner through life. Through each trial, challenge, and joyous occasion, I have someone sharing those experiences with me … helping me, needing me, loving me, laughing with me, praying with me. I love not having to go it alone.
What’s the most challenging thing about being married?
Ironically, as much as I love the partnership aspect, I don't always enjoy having to compromise. I have a stubborn streak and tend to think I know best.
What words of wisdom would you like to share with other wives?
First off, love is more than a feeling, it is a choice. Romance is wonderful and it can be kept in a marriage but not 100% of the time, and that is OK. Love, true love, is choosing to be kind even when you are tired, and hurting. Love means choosing forgiveness over bitterness. Love means sacrifice. Love is not easy ... but nothing is more beautiful. I'd also like to advise that you not share the irritating traits of your husband with family members. Keep your arguments between you and your husband. You'll find that these things will be harder for your family to forget than it will be for you.
Thanks, Mrs. Naz.
You can read more of Mrs. Naz’s thoughts about marriage on an anniversary post from her site here.
How about you? Got some Wives’ Words? Wives everywhere want to know…
Winks & Smiles,