For instance, both my family and my in-laws have visited us this past month, and I haven't felt the need to clean and organize until my fingers fall off! I had to force myself to be okay with my messy room and with no guestroom set up, but I did, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I had with them instead.
I've been enjoying painting and sanding and working-out in front of other people. That's huge! Pre-Joseph Sarah spent time reading in her room or out for a walk by herself.
You know that ad right after the previews but before the actual movie when they give the whole bit about not using your cellphones? I turned to Joseph and said "That just makes me want to pull out my cellphone and text someone right now!" To which Joseph gave me a smile that said, "My work here is done. My wife is officially corrupted." Okay, so this may not sound like a good change, but it is. I used to be so afraid of breaking rules and getting "in trouble".
And Joseph has been changed too. We got pulled for speeding a couple weeks ago (we had been talking and didn't realize the limit had dropped) and I watched as my husband apologized to the officer and humbly accepted the ticket. The man I first married would have gotten frustrated and blamed the officer for the ticket.
I realized also that Joseph had spent the whole day with his dad while he was here visiting...willingly, I might add, and he really enjoyed it.
I used to be so afraid marriage would change us. I'm so glad now that it has.