Long ago and far away…
Actually it was pretty far away. It was Wichita, Kansas. My husband and I were newlyweds and he was taking his first job out of college. We moved there not knowing a soul. But we were ready for The Great Adventure!
And it truly has been! I believe every young couple starting out in life should view the future that way, don’t you? God has mapped out a plan for each of us, and when we are following Him, we will hopefully make wise choices. God leads us into wonderful adventure, when we let Him!
I remember attending a Bible Study with some other young women. Most of us were just starting our families. Fortunately, the women leading and guiding the study were slightly older – and much wiser – than the rest of us! My own circumstances were that we didn’t have any family members nearby for help and support, so these ladies became my family!
As hubs and I set up housekeeping, I devoured every book I could get my hands on about homemaking and having and raising children!
Some things I learned during those early years:
- Be a Friend, Find a friend. Yes, you married your best friend, but let’s face it… men are just wired differently than women. He wasn’t built to give you the support you might need at all times. There really are things that women discuss best among other women, and women friends can be your strongest support systems. How long do you cook a pot roast? What does it feel like to be pregnant? This pair of shoes- or that one? Should I breastfeed my baby? are all questions that you and your closest girlfriend can relate to.
- Trust Your Husband. The leader of this same Bible Study once said something so profound, it stuck with me forever: ‘If your husband has an opportunity for advancement in his career, even though it may mean a move is in your future, trust him to make the right decision and support him in it!’ This is not to say that you won’t make the decision together, or that he won’t lean heavily upon you as his closest advisor. But if the pros outweigh the cons, be supportive.
- Get Help when you need it. And you will. Whether it is knowledge that you need, help cleaning the house once in awhile, or help with the children, don’t hesitate to ask. I remember dealing with a few things on my own, that now I wish I had gotten help with. Hopefully, your spouse is willing to share the household chores- and that’s great. But being a new wife or new mother can be overwhelming at times. Don’t bear the burden alone.
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