October 21, 2005

The First 6 Months. . .

We survived! They said the first year of marriage would be awful. So far, we're still waiting.
I think we expected the worst, so that must have softened the transition. But all in all, it's definitely been a God thing. That is the only thing that can explain two older, single and stubborn folk who are pretty set in their ways . . . living together with smiles on their faces. We were provided with so many resources before our marriage and during these 6 months....I don't think either one of us have worked so hard on "preparation" in our entire life! But the hard work has really paid off... and we are so grateful for the support and fellowship, counsel and words of wisdom, mentors and prayers from friends and family....and all of those marriage and engagement books! We definitely didn't experience marital bliss because of our own natural doings. God has made it work better than we had assumed it could be... We've learned that His plans are better than ours (although that has always been a tough lesson to learn). After we got home from the honeymoon, my consulting job allowed me to continue working without traveling full time so that kept me sane. William kept sane because I allowed him to still have video game time.

Here are a couple of events....

Mike and William hired a VP of Development to their team at Crimson Services, David Chao (on far left).















We had our first party...or should I say, parties over Labor Day weekend. We had some evil video gaming competition going on...