“I could get grumpy or I could get creative.” Not exactly the words you want running through your mind on your first Valentine’s Day as a new wife. But this was about expectations in marriage.
First off, if you’re reading this the day I’m posting, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2019, GIRLFRIEND.
I hope that your day is full of hearts and chocolate and pink balloons and all of your favorite desserts.
BUT. If your day is anything like mine was a couple years ago, the day may look a tad differently due to an unexpected turn of events.
Well, actually, let me rephrase.
The unexpected turn of events was more of an unmet expectation event – you know, my expectations in marriage that I didn’t exactly share with my husband.
You see, I just KNEW that since it was our first V-Day as a married couple that Matt was going to go ALL out for this day. (Or so my expectations in marriage told me.)
But as the morning turned into afternoon. And the afternoon turned to evening, my expectations in marriage—those high, high hopes (cue Panic at the Disco song) began to dwindle when I didn’t hear from him about the surprise, over the top, glamorous plans for the evening I just knew he had in the works.
This was a very quick lesson learned in our marriage: Matt isn’t a mind reader (shocking, right?).