Over the past few months, I’ve been on a serious mission to be intentional with everything that I do. I was getting thing in order with my thinking, and my business… but what was I doing about my relationship? Well, while folding my laundry yesterday, I realized there was one area in my life to which I needed to give so much more of my UNDIVIDED ATTENTION… my marriage/honey. So my hubby and I had a talk, and we both agreed to BE more intentional 💕. That man is the bomb y’all😍.
As Keem and I approach our 3 year wedding anniversary,I can’t help but thank God for all of the wonderful reminders and lessons… and for the PHENOMENAL WOMEN in my life who have encouraged me to be intentional about spending time, growing and building with my husband!
Y’all, my cup runneth over!
This is why I am so beyond excited to announce a new series for the month of May (My wedding anniversary month)… Marriage Talk with the “Fierce 5”. These are the 5 women who have each poured into my life and have encouraged me in my womanhood, courtship, and now my marriage! Oh and by the way… they all have been married for 20+ years, so it’s safe to say they know what they’re talking about!
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Today my hubby and I celebrate 1 year of marriage! Yassss, shout out to us and our love! We did it, only a lifetime to go <3! Over the past year, I’ve posted countless pictures of the two of us to FB and IG, using the #happilymarried tag. I mean, I’m happy and I want to tell the world. But what does it REALLY mean to be #happilymarried?
In my opinion, “happily married” is all a matter of choice and perspective. Which means, it will be/look/feel different for each couple. However, If you constantly compare your marriage to that of others, I’m certain that you will find it hard to enjoy what you share with your spouse. Comparing yourself to others will rob you of your peace, your joy and your happiness! Oh, and be very careful of what you allow the media to feed you! Listen, at some point you just have to cut all ties to those idealistic triplets; “Shoulda”, “Coulda” and “Woulda”! They are not your girlfriends, they are life suckers! Believe me, I know!
My hubby and I are learning to focus on the present, and live in the moment! As you build your future together, enjoy the process! Take the time to listen as you get to know one another (#realeffort). You may not have the biggest house, or the coin to travel the globe, but you have each other! Focus on that! Focus on the love! Focus on the great possibilities of what will be, and don’t despise those humble beginnings! You need each other. You’ve committed and made a vow to one another, so don’t give up. Fight for, not with, each other! Remember, a house divided against itself will surely fall!
The other night, my husband and I played a game of Scrabble. The game started off most intensely; a 27-point word here, a 36-point word there. The competition was fierce! As the game progressed, I noticed my hubby passing and switching letters. He passed about 4 times, which as a result gave me a 100-point lead. I wasn’t mad, but I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on. Finally, he took his turn and threw out the word “quote” followed by the word “zit”. I realized he had been holding onto the “z” and the “q” in the hopes of forming the word “quiz”. It wasn’t until he saw my lead, that he realized there were other ways to use his letters.
That’s when it hit him:
“Man, I was holding on to those letters, and missed countless opportunities to get ahead. I was so focused on using the letters for that ONE word, when I really needed to let go and use them in a different way to make my moves. I fell so far behind, and although my words were good, it was too late to win the game. Sometimes you have to loosen your grip and use what you have now.”
So many times in life we hold onto (even hide) our gifts because we are waiting for that one “right way” to use/share it, and we miss out on the greater blessing. It’s like we just can’t seem to get past what others have told us “should be”, or what we’ve been told we “have to do first”. I know they mean well, But at some point you have to say “no more”!
Let today be that day that you let go of those limiting thoughts, and share your gifts in the way that you’ve always imagined. Don’t wait! Start that business, go for that promotion, go for that audition, move across the country! Whatever it is, take that step by faith, and go for it! Use those unique and valuable letters on your board, and WIN THE GAME! Don’t let the life you were destined to live pass you by!