Jennifer Blake: what my husband has taught me.

what my husband has taught me.

May 29, 2013

May is winding down and today marks exactly 8 months of marriage! I honestly cannot even believe it has been 8 months. Where does the time go? The biggest question I get still from friends and family is, "Does it feel different to be married?" or "Has it changed you guys?". Now typically my go to answer is it feels the same, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that just isn't true. The dynamics have changed, our love for each other has grown and continues to grow, the changes may be small, but they are certainly there.

I thought I would share a few things Aaron has taught me along the way...

+ He taught me to always laugh. If you can't laugh at yourself or each other what fun is there?

+ He taught me to never let a dream go. Aaron talks all the time about dreams he has, some of them are crazy, but regardless he never stops dreaming and talking about it. It is inspiring.

+ He taught me that you can never have too many books.

+ He taught me to never regret or do something I don't love. If I end up not wanting to be an occupational therapist after all of this school, thats ok. I can use my skills to do something else.

+ He taught me that I can choose how I feel. Seriously, did you know you can choose how things affect you and pick your mood? I get into super cranky moods sometimes, and he always reminds me that I have the option to choose happy.

+ He taught me that communication is key. I am still working on this one, I am pretty guilty of thinking he can read my mind.

+ He taught me that somedays the puppy dog eyes and pouty lip will get me what I want, but most days it wont.

+ He taught me that box macaroni and cheese is an acceptable dinner on occasion.

+ He taught me that I can still be pretty in sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and a messy bun on top of my head.

+ He taught me that watching sports can be fun if you pick a team to cheer for.

He has taught me a lot and continues to teach me new things on a daily basis. This guy has the biggest heart I know and I am so lucky for him.

Have you learned something from someone recently?


  1. Love this. Will have to keep these tips in mind when I finally get hitched :)

    xo Shane

  2. I found your blog through Chelsea's and love love love this post. That is all so true. Marriage changes us, usually in good ways. Happy 8 months to you two!

  3. I love this post!! It's so true that marriage changes who we are!

  4. awhh what a sweet post! I think you two are so blessed! :)

  5. What a sweet post!! My man has taught me many things as well, and continues to on a daily basis. Love that guy :)

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  6. I love this post! And now that I think about it, I've learned a lot from Cory as well! What a sweet post :)

  7. Great tips! Still working on the communication, too, but my hubby is helping me on that one as well ;)

    Happy 8 months!!


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