Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary Sweetheart...

Today is our 22 wedding anniversary. What a blessed woman I am.
If I had my life to do over again...
I'd find you sooner so that I could love you longer.

Marriage thought:
Want the last word? Apologize.

The Art Of A Good Marriage- Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end
with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

Blessings. Amy

3 comments:

texwisgirl said...

congratulations to you and your hubby! wonderful!

Diana said...

Ours is today, too!!! Happy Anniversary...

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

I'm late...but
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Hope your day was blessed.

Merry Christmas friend!