As my first year of blogging approaches, I wanted to share some things I learned along the past year. If you are new to the journey, maybe they can help you out. If you've been on the journey for a while, well, you might just be able to sympathize because maybe you made some of the same mistakes, or triumps. :)
Today, I look back, and see how idealistic I was. Now, don't get me wrong, I think in order to start this journey, it has to be that way. But in my idealistic view, I had it in my head just how the Duke would act, think, and speak.
Yep, laugh. I'll stop for a minute.
Done yet? ;) Still need more time?
So, when the Duke did start stepping up, it did NOT look anything like the vision in my head. Please, DON'T ask him how many times I said "But you're not supposed to do it this way!" Yes, I am hanging my head in shame, it was more than I can probably count on BOTH HANDS! *so embarrassed* Okay, not so much, because I needed this growing experience. I mean, honestly, if he acted just how I wanted... who really would be in charge here?
This is when real submission can start, when your husband goes off "your" course and onto his own. Now he's really leading. Now manipulation, little hints, suggestions, flat out begging, they no longer work. He's figured an idea out in his head, and he's going to go with it. And that is SO OKAY! :)
Yes, there are times I don't like what the Duke is going to do... but to be honest, I probably need the correction even more in those moments. I probably need the words of correction, the tone, THE LOOK. Oh, none of you get the look? *whistling innocently* Um... me neither then. ;)
DD is so different than I dreamed. Bad? Not a chance. It's SO MUCH BETTER. :)
I think I'll try every couple days to write something short that I've learned this year until my year marker. :) That is if I don't bore you all before then. ;)