Half a year of being married to Bradley Maybury has flown by. It feels like just yesterday that we were on honeymoon in Mexico, both in total awe of our how beautifully perfect our wedding was. Now that I’m taking the time to sit down and really think about it, I realise how much has happened in those six months.
We have traveled far and wide (Bradley more than myself, obviously). He swept me off my feet once again straight after our week in Mexico and took me to Bangkok. We spent the 48 hours we had there in a complete daze from the jet lag, but we loved every single second of it. In August we flew to Monaco to celebrate my sister-in-law’s wedding. We ended the night lying on a sun-lounger on the beach, gazing at the stars. We talked about love and life and all the things we want to do together. September brought a chilly trip to Wales with my parents-in-law. We went for walks on the beach in our wellies and spent the afternoons building puzzles. November took us to Miami. Bradley held my hand as I led him into shop after shop. And now, our first Christmas as husband and wife will be in South Africa, my country of birth.
We’re so fortunate to have traveling so easily (and affordably) at hand in our first year of marriage. Even though Bradley’s job means that we’re apart quite often, the perks do a great job of balancing it out. We’re trying to make the most out of these perks in the following few months, as he has a new job (and an impressive one at that) lined up starting in September 2017. Gone will be the random, spur of the moment date days when he isn’t flying, and also gone will be the spontaneous flights to anywhere and everywhere. But I do look forward to having him home every night of the week, every week.
The last 6 months as a married couple have not only had it’s beautiful memories, but it’s also taught me the most valuable lessons in loving someone else. It’s taught me that love is a two-way street. That he loves it when I make him a cup of tea early in the morning just as much as I love it when he brings me a cup of tea when I’m writing. That his dreams and aspirations needs nurturing, watering and fueling just as much as mine do.
I’ve learned to treasure the little moments – the lazy days in bed, the countless coffee dates, the flowers and the presents he surprises me with and most of all, each and every time he tells me how much he loves me.
Together we’ve focused on how to put God first in our decisions. We prayed for the right doors to open when it came to his job interviews. We listen to podcasts in long car journeys and hold hands in the alter call of each church service. We continually bring our big dreams to Jesus’ feet, completely expectant in what He can do.
The last six months as Mrs Maybury has been everything I have ever dreamed of and more. Before I met Bradley, God promised me that my relationship with my future husband would be exciting and easy. He told me to be so excited for what was ahead.
I can sit here today on this cold Wednesday afternoon in December and testify as to how faithful our Father is. Loving Bradley Maybury has been the easiest thing I’ve done in my entire life. Words can’t say how much I’m looking forward to loving him at ease for the next half a year and of course, the many, many, many more years that follow.
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