Sure, I loved my husband but that was about all I knew how to do.
I sort of figured, hey, how hard could marriage be? You work hard, love each other, and the rest just falls into place, right? Well, maybe on a good day. As young people do, we fought hard, loved harder, and believed we were masters of our marital universe…that was until Boy Wonder made his arrival four years later.
We figured, hey, how hard could parenthood be? You read books, you try hard, and you love your baby, right? Again, maybe on a good day.
As long as I’m being honest, I found the first year of parenting to be harder on our marriage than the first year of marriage itself. We were giving every bit of ourselves to our son and our careers which left very little to give each other.
I knew we’d survive the trails of new parenthood, but I never knew how much motherhood would change me as a wife. As I look back on the evolution of our 13 year marriage, I have motherhood to thank for allowing me to see my husband in a whole new light.
Has motherhood made you a better wife?
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