There will be a lot of important decisions in our life and we need to consider them deliberately before making a choice. Some decisions can change our entire life. I will never forget how hard it was to make the decision to marry my husband, and that rash decision was such a challenge for me. At that time, I was just a spoiled child, still reliant on my parents. Yet, my rebellious nature told me to exert my independence. Now, when I look back I am so thankful I made the decision I did. I made a rash decision but it turned out to be the best decision because it brought me my husband’s love, the love of my new family, and the precious chance to attend college.
My husband’s love has been one of the greatest additions to my life. This love affair began when I was 17 years old, from that moment we met, we loved each other immediately and our relationship blossomed. So after three years long distance love affair, my husband proposed marriage to me, but to move to the U.S. meant leaving all beloved things I had in my hometown. After my visa was approved, I was filled with both excitement and trepidation for my future at that time.Luckily, my husband always accompanied by my side to comfort my sadness. Now, after experiencing married life with the one I love, I would say that marrying my husband was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
When I was starting my life in America, I had no confidence with myself and struggled to fit in this strange new world. But my lovely husband played by the exhaustion of all means to make me happy during my time of homesickness. He also gave me the confidence and support to break my fear of the unknown. With him by my side, I feel that a part of me is complete where it was empty before, and though my parents and friends live far away from me, he would bring a sense of happiness to me. Even when arguing with him I never feel cold and injured, because at the end of the day, we still love each other.
Another great addition to my life has been the love of my new family. During my stay in the United States, my new family also gave me their unconditional love. My father-in-law taught me English grammar patiently after he got off work everyday. My mother-in-law always took me out shopping, which really released my anxiety from the new environment. Once I sprained my waist, and the resulting pain prevented me from getting out of bed. They all worried about me and they asked their friend who has experience about my situation.
Then my mother-in-law kneaded my waist for a long time and did not care about how tired her hands were from working. After a few days my waist recovered quickly, and I can see that it was all because of my mother-in-law’s concern. Recently, they also purchased for me a grand piano from their own pocket, knowing that I loved to play the piano. This makes me believe that my parents-in-law really do love me from the bottom of their heart.
The third great addition to my life is that my marriage brings me the precious chance to attend college. After graduating from high school in China, I chose to work and take evening classes, instead of attending college. I did not wake up to the importance of studying until I started working. But now I have a chance to go back to college, which is very significant to me.
The most important decision in my life is marrying my husband, though it means I lost a lot of things I already had; the truth is I got more after I started new life in America. I got my husband’s love, the love of my parents-in-law, and the precious chance to attend college. My dreams have all come true with my important decision, and my marriage is letting me live my life to the fullest.