Yes, Mr. Crawley and I have quickly discovered that we are doomed to be one of those couples, whose first year is the hardest part. These past four months have been FULL of learning experiences...more than I would have thought possible in such a short amount of time. Sometimes it seems that Matthew and I, both being of strong will and stubborn heart, have chosen to learn every one of those lessons the hard way. I'm afraid we've gotten a little clumsy with each other's hearts lately, and when I say "we" I mean mostly me. Communicating is hard. Saying "I'm sorry" is hard. Forgiving is hard. But those are all things that I don't think I could have learned without him, and only him. Loving him has never been hard, and even through the darkest of times I can feel that he is the only one for me.
This song by Thompson Square has really been speaking to me, and I have unofficially dedicated it to our first year of marriage.