The first week I walked into to our church when we just got married, I was terrified. I hid behind my husband most of the day as I studied all beautiful, confident girls happily talked to each other. They all seemed so happy and nice, but did I talk to them? No.
A few months into marriage though, I realized for the first time in my life I was really craving female companionship. I thought I was going crazy, but this craziness gave me enough courage to say a quick “Hi.”
Turned out saying “Hi” was one of the best decisions of my life. Other than getting to be with my sweet husband forever, one of my favorite parts of being married is meeting other newlywed women. The friends I have made since I got married are some of my favorite people in the world. We giggle, laugh, swap recipes, and talk whenever we are around each.
For example, last Sunday, we couldn’t stop cracking up because we all wanted to hold the Hymn book. So what did we do, all 3 of us held it, while trying to giggle and sing at the same time. I felt like we were a group of 5th graders that couldn’t stop being ridiculous, just because we were so happy that we knew each other.
On Thursday, one of my friends went to Hunger Games with me, because Matt had too much homework. We had an awesome time, eating popcorn, and talking through the credits. Afterwards she even inwardly gloated with me, as we saw all the people sitting in line for the midnight showing. We got a 7:00 showing for the night before, because of another awesome, married friend.
|The line of poor people waiting. (Courtesy of Kaitlan)|
|Aren't we spiffily fancy?|
|Table that Matt helped me set up (He also took the picture. His pictures> mine)|
Then this week, I hosted my first tea party. I invited three girls (because I only have four chairs) that I knew would love getting dressed up with me for a tea party! They came all dressed up in their fancy clothes and they were as excited as me (It was really cute. Natashya’s husband even got dressed up to escort her to my door! Talk about snazzy.) We talked for basically two hours straight eating chocolate, listening to the random stories about how we met our husbands. The only word I think that properly describe our party is “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” (Especially since we had the Mary Poppin’s hats.)
PS The girls at the tea party got married the same weekend as me. :)