One Year: 5 Things I’ve Learned

It seems like only yesterday I married my best friend. It was the best day of my life!


Now, we are living life together and it has been a learning experience.

Here are the 5 things I’ve learned being married for one year:

1. The closet shrunk. As a self-proclaimed fashionista, I lost quite a bit of closet space for all my shoes, clothes, and more shoes to live. I also seemed to find a man who loves clothes just as much as I do. This was probably the toughest part of married life…for the first month. And then, you learn to accept it.

2. In sickness and in health. This year has been quite a year health wise for the Escanuela’s. From the allergies to the flu to everything in between. I am so thankful that I have such a loving, caring husband who takes care of me when I get sick.

3. Don’t let the little things become a big deal. The little things are the worst things to freak out over in a relationship. There are much more important things to worry about than not liking the restaurant we’re going to or not being able to do what I want to do. When I look back on those instances, I realize that I was acting like an immature 12-year-old. But, it’s those situations that help you grow and mature in your relationship.

4. Love everything about each other. Marcelo has seen me at my my smallest and he has seen me at my heaviest. He has seen me at my happiest and he has seen me at my lowest. The best part is he loves me for the things I’ve been through, the things I’ve done in my past, and he has helped my to accept my insecurities. Love conquers all.

And, 5. Be each other’s biggest cheerleader. So, the biggest change for us happened this year. Marcelo decided to leave Disney and start working for Orlando City Soccer Club. As hard as it was for me to see him leave Disney, he convinced me that this was going to be the best thing for us. The easiest part was him doing something different. He is truly amazing at what he does with OCSC. The hardest part is not having a single day off together. We have learned to spend as much time together as we possibly can. At first I was reluctant, but seeing it now, I am so proud of Marcelo for providing for our little family. He is an amazing husband.

One year is just the beginning for us. When we were on our cruise, there was a couple that had been married for 62 years and knew everything about each other. I pray that Marcelo and I will make it that far and love each other just as much or even more than that couple. I am excited for what the future holds for us.

Mrs. E

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