The three weeks that have passed since we’ve arrived home from Greece and started back at work have passed so peacefully and wonderfully. It feels nice to have time again, and to not constantly be rushing from one thing to the next. It feels nice to just stop and rest. It feels nice to just simply live.
We spent three hours one night building the dining room table and chair set we bought. My oldest brother came over and helped us mount our newer, bigger television. My wife assembled bar stools. We’ve been framing engagement pictures, hanging them, and hanging wedding presents.
I’ve had so much fun warming our home. The more we fill it, the warmer it feels. I can’t wait to continue to fill it over the next few coming years. I can’t wait to see where we travel to, and what new items will hang on our walls.
Before the wedding I was so busy wedding planning, stressing, and and preparing to move into this townhouse. It got harder to answer text messages back and social media comments. I started feeling guilty that I didn’t have enough time for my friends, or for the problems they were facing in their own lives.
Now we have hours and hours to spend time with our friends. I don’t feel overwhelmed by the constant buzzing of my phone. My friendships feel full; my heart does, too.
I’m enjoying this calm time, while we save money after Greece, and prepare for the holidays. I’m enjoying settling into marriage; it’s different, it’s a change, and it’s one that I’m loving so far.
I can only hope that things continue so smoothly, so calmly, so peacefully, and so joyfully. I mean, I know they won’t-that’s life. But, I’ll continue enjoying this sea of calmness while it lasts.