For our wedding anniversary, we decided to unwind and relax in the mountains of Dahilayan, Bukidnon.
As we reflected on what happened in the first year of our marriage, here are six lessons we learned.
#1 No one is “prepared” for marriage.
You can never be truly prepared or ready for marriage.
You have to commit to it and learn along the way.
In our first year of marriage, we were never really prepared for all of the things we had to go through together.
Some were great. Some were tough. But, there were a lot of lessons we learned along the way.
One of the most crucial things to have in a relationship is compromise.
As a couple, we are different and opposite from each other.
If not for compromise, we would not agree on every single thing.
But, throughout the years that we have been together, we have learned to agree to disagree most of the time.
We have different opinions on things, and the best way to handle living together is through compromise or meeting halfway.
#3 Carlo is strict when it comes to finances
Usually, they say that the wife is the one that has to deal with money matters in marriage.
But, in our case, it’s the husband.
With the husband’s strict budgeting and planning for finances, as a couple, we have learned to spend on our priorities.
It’s also healthy for couples to discuss money matters frequently.
#4 Kit is super clean and organized
We have a comfortable home to live in, thanks to the wife being very particular with cleanliness and organization.
She is so extra when it comes to this.
She always makes sure that the house is always clean. And, things always have to be in their proper places.
#5 God will always provide
The last year has not always been so great and abundant for both of us.
But, one thing that we agree on and have always been so sure of is that God will always provide.
We would not have been able to last a year if not for His provision.
He has provided us with everything we needed as a couple — even more.
Not only financially, but every aspect of our lives.
God has been and will always be great.
#6 God’s timing is always perfect
As we look back on what we have been through in the last year, we realized how God had put everything in place in His time.
We know it was not an accident that we decided to get married last year, why we went through our first year together in a pandemic, etc.
It was all part of God’s plan. It was His perfect timing.
And, in the same way He has laid out everything perfectly in His time, we know that He will do the same for the things to come in the future, including the desires of our hearts.
Cheers to a lifetime together!
Also check out the wife’s anniversary vlog of the whole trip here: