Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I've been married a full 2 1/2 weeks now. Everyone seems to ask me, "How's married life." What a funny question to answer. Do they think I will answer in a negative way at all?? Well, married life is so good. What a wonderful feeling to know that I will have this man that I love so much for the rest of my life. I know that some of you that have been married for many years are laughing at me now, but I CLEARLY remember being single. I had so many good friends in Abilene while I was at ACU. Moving to Dallas and experiencing the "real world" was very hard without someone to lean upon. I lost all of my best friends in a way and went through some of my toughest times without them. I remember going through holidays and birthdays without that someone that you love dearly being by you. Loneliness is simply very depressing. I remember how I couldn't wait for summer or Christmas to be over so that I could go back to college and see my closest friends. Single life was like the longest summer ever, but without that hope of going back. It is the sweetest feeling to be with the one you love the most and consider your best friend and know that he will be there each and every day, no matter what is thrown your way. I also don't have to "avoid" certain members of the male species. I'm taken, end of story. It is so hard to talk with my single girlfriends as they go through the same battles I went through. They hate to hear that "the right one will come along"- I hated hearing that. But, it is so true. You have to be patient and trust in the Lord that He is working in your life, even though you feel He has walked away. So that being said, married life is great and Michael makes me very happy!


Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

I'm glad you are doing so well! Marriage does have its ups and downs and there certainly are times when I don't want to be around Brett, but the thought of going on in life with out him is simply unbearable. I'm so glad you and Micheal have found each other to share this journey of life with.

Tim Perkins said...

Brooke: This is a wonderful post. I hope Michael got to read it. God certainly brought you two together...what a thrill for me, your daddy.