Here we are. That's Jake, I'm Maddie. We've been married for 47 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes. I'm the happiest I've ever been.
Getting married put me face to face with the largest amount of advice I've ever received. Parents, Grandparents, Friends, In-Laws, Co-Workers, Facebook, everyone seems to have a, "Now remember, you should always...." or an "In your marriage you should never...". Though the advice was mostly helpful, and I think about it often, I've learned another valuable lesson by myself. Every relationship is different, so not every piece of advice will apply to you.
About two weeks after we'd been married, Jake and I found ourselves in our little rented house on Main Street, home from the honeymoon and ready for school and work to start again. I think the reality of this whole new life with another person started to weigh on me a second. What did I just do? Could I do this married thing? Be a good wife for my husband, or even just an adult for that matter? Amidst my mini inner turmoil, Jake uttered a phrase that became the inspiration for this blog. "Happy Wife, Happy Life". And I am happy. Incredibly happy.
So this blog is not about marriage advice. I'm not qualified to offer any, nor do I think it will be particularly helpful to you. I just want to tell you what makes me happy as a wife right now. So, welcome to my happy wife life!
My name is Maddie Townsend Topham and I am a happy wife!