You all know how much I love a good wedding. Joyful moments. Happy tears. All kinds of pretty
stuff. But what makes my heart sing most is not the wedding itself, but the fact that a marriage is just beginning.
Gen and Josh had their wedding four years ago in the Black Hills, and have since been enjoying married life in Lincoln, Nebraska. While they were here this summer for a family event, they asked if I’d be able to take some anniversary photos of them where they said, “I Do”. And, of course, I said, “I will!”.
Gen and Josh, thank you so much for thinking of me to take these while you were here! It was wonderful to catch up.
How long have you been married?
Gen, what’s the best part about being married to Josh?
Having someone that completes you in all the ways you never thought you needed. Having someone to share life experiences with.
Josh, what’s the best part about being married to Gen?
She’s my motivation to be a better person.
What’s been the biggest challenge of married life so far? How did you overcome it?
Gen Says: Learning how to share a life together- changing priorities, finances, etc. we’ve learned how to communicate in order to make our life together function easily and prioritize wants and needs
Josh Says: We are both pretty stubborn, so I would say the biggest challenge is learning to compromise and learn that neither of us will always get our way but come to a mutual agreement together.
What’s your favorite thing about your husband? Has it changed since the day you said “I do”?
He is the hardest working person I’ve ever met. I know that he will always work his hardest to provide for our family and goes above and beyond to spoil me and make me feel special. I don’t think it has changed, but when we first got married we were in college so our lifestyle didn’t really let me see how dedicated he really is.
What’s your favorite thing about your wife? Has it changed since the day you said “I do”?
It’s hard to chose just one thing, but one of the things that I love about my wife is how passionate she is. Whether it’s our marriage or her dreams, she does everything she needs to do to make things happen. She has always known what she wants, so it’s the same but I get to be part of it more and more.
Any advice for couples just beginning their marriage?
Marry your best friend. We love to just spend time together. He’s my favorite person to be around, and if you can find that in a spouse I think that you will have a great marriage. Be patient, you will find quirks out about this person but don’t let the little things distract you from why you fell in love with them.
What’s the best marriage advice you’ve received?
Never go to bed angry. If we ever disagree or argue about something we ALWAYS make sure to figure it out together before we go to sleep. It’s never good to let the sun go down on your anger.