Before Dusty and I got married, I remember talking to my mom at one point about married life and other various things. One thing I remember her saying is "Don't expect anything and you'll never be disappointed." Now, you might be thinking that's a really negative way to look at things. BUT, don't think that. That's not how she meant it, and that's not how I took it. What she meant was that instead of focusing on how things didn't go the way you thought they would, just don't have any expectations to begin with of how you think things should be. Sometimes, that's hard for me to remember - I still find myself expecting a weekend to go a certain way, or a holiday, or even just chores around the house. But, when I remember those words it really helps me put things in perspective - I'm really blessed to have a husband who's attentive to me, a wonderful father, and always willing to help around the house. It's the times that I forget those words of my mom's that I start to feel a teeny bit (sometimes more) sorry for myself. I think it's great advice not just in marriage, but in all aspects of life.