{wonderfully wed challenge} Love Your Choice

Monday, June 23, 2014

If you've been visiting here for a while you'll remember the Happiness Challenge series I did last summer. This year I am super happy to announce a new challenge:

The Wonderfully Wed Challenge!

Each week we'll have a thought or quote from a General Authority about marriage and the challenge that week will be to make that counsel an integral part of our marriage relationship that week.

At the end of the week we'll gather back here for a blog hop to share some stories of how awesome our spouses are or how the challenge worked in our relationship that week.

I am so excited for this challenge. Now that I kind of got the hang of this mommy thing down, I am so ready to focus more time and attention on my beloved super hero of a hubby, BH!

One of my favorite quotes from the Happiness Challenge was actually a quote on marriage that I tried applying to my whole life with great success. It is this gem from President Thomas S. Monson:

"Choose a companion carefully and prayerfully; and when you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another. Priceless advice comes from a small framed plaque I once saw in the home of an uncle and aunt. It read, 'Choose your love; love your choice.' There is great wisdom in those few words. Commitment in marriage is absolutely essential."
-President Thomas S. Monson

I remember the exact day, the very moment when I decided to like BH. We had known each other for a long time, and he had liked me from the minute we met. I hadn't felt the same at first and it took me a long time before I realized that, against my stubborn nature, I was really beginning to admire him and be oh so attracted to him, even though I had decided firmly against it. I remember asking myself, "What if I did like BH? What would that be like?"

My heart still gets fluttery when I remember the instant crazy tsunami of sunshine and happiness that flooded me as I let my barriers down and let myself feel everything that he had come to mean to me. I smiled and skipped around and giggled for days, nay, weeks, just giddy with pure excitement and smittenness.

BH chose me a long time before I chose him. When I did choose him my capacity for happiness grew beyond measure and I have been blessed every day since.

Each day is a new day with new challenges and trials. But each day is also a new day to choose your love all over again. This week our challenge is to mentally choose our husbands as our companions each day this week and remember those feelings of what is was like when we first began to call them our own.

Happy very first wonderfully wed challenge! Let me know your thoughts on the challenge and meet back here next week to share your stories of how you chose your hubby all over again this week.

Love y'all,
Monica Lynn

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  1. I enjoyed your post today. You have truly honored your husband. I am linked next to you over at Titus2sday Linkup Party.

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  3. Wonderful advice that we would all do to well to remember. It seems like such a simple thing to "love your choice" but some days it's awfully hard!

  4. Love how you share you joy through your words- I can almost see the happiness and love.


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