Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I was going through some of my files yesterday. More specifically the ones that have things like cards, cut out comics, and articles from magazines that are waiting to be put in my scrapbook(to be remembered for a long time) or tossed(because I can't remember why I kept it). While going through one of them, I found a card that Mike and I received for our wedding from a great aunt and uncle of mine. The great uncle has since passed and the great aunt is not doing so well in nursing home she is(was?) in. I think the words on the card are worth sharing, and hope they touch you like they have touched me.

How to Make A Beautiful Life Together
Reflections on Marriage for the Bride and Groom

Let love be your shelter.
The world is noisy
and confusing at times,
so make a home
that is a haven,
a peaceful place where you can
listen to your hearts and savor
the comfortable closeness
you share.

No matter how busy
your days may be,
make time for yourselves.
Hold hands. Unwind.
Surprise each other.
Find little chances every day
to show you're grateful to be partners,
to be friends, to be married.

Life is not perfect.
You will make mistakes,
but each time
you meet life's challenges together,
you will grow wiser, stronger,
and surer of your love.

Cherish your yesterdays.
They are irreplaceable souvenirs
of your journey through life.
Make memories
that will bring back smiles and sighs
whenever you look back.
(Look back often!)

Look forward, too.
Dream together. Plan together.
Make promises to keep.
Believe in your tomorrows,
because tomorrows
are what forever is made of.

To make love last,
put each other first.
That is the way to make a
beautiful life together,
the kind of life
you both deserve so much.

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