"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Love Nest

Well hello there...may I be the last to wish you "Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Valentines' Day." And please, let me be the first to assure you that my extended absence from the blogging world is simply due to the fact that I'm living happily ever after with my Prince Charming.

Well, pretty much.

My husband of 4-1/2 months is far more than just charming.

We're far more than just "happy" together.

We are Ever After together.

Life is of course, far from perfect. We live in a sinful world, and we expect and experience challenges and trials because of that. We have our hard days, and have had occasion to apologize to each other more than once. We're figuring out how our new little family should interact with and love our extended families and our friends-sometimes not very successfully. We've been figuring out how to be wise with the resources God has given us young newlyweds: and sometimes we forget how blessed we are and feel like our resources are few and far between. I miss my family and friends (even the family dogs!) and sometimes I feel like I need a translator to understand the lovely New England accents around me!

For you curious types, a few pictures of our apartment.
But God is so good, and He has absolutely showered us with blessings. You know how people say "the first year of marriage is so hard"? It doesn't have to be. Not even for two strong-willed, stubborn people! The Gospel permeates and changes every area of life, not the least of it marriage, making it possible, even a joy to  lay down expectations, adapt to a spouse's preferences, and speak lovingly to one another even when living together in a more vulnerable and intimate way than we've ever experienced before.

We have so very, very much to learn and to grow together: but we thank God for where we are today.


  1. Well, good to hear from you again. Your place is lovely! Thanks for sharing. Blessings for your life together.

  2. Lissie,
    Your home is charming. The recounting of your family story is very sweet! Thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your lives.
    Tina Nix

  3. Yay! She's blogging once again....I love reading your posts! Miss you tons and it's so fun to get a little peek into your life... :)
    Love you!

  4. Your mumsie is so so so happy to see you posting again! Thanks for sharing your heart and in doing so glorifying God!

  5. So glad to see you posting again! Love your writing and your thoughts. Love you! Dad

  6. Yay! Yeah, saw this later then most people, but I'm still very happy to see you are posting again and for this little peak into your life. Thanks for sharing!