Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy 7 Years to my Wonderful Husband

Though we now have to start back allll the way back at  is our 7 year anniversary, and I still think that's something worth celebrating, don't you?!

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 humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive.
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.


The Vintage Modern Bride said...

congrats on 7 years! that's amazing!

Natalie said...

that is lovely! Congrats on 7 years, def worth celebrating :)

Mom said...

Wow!!! That is powerful and right on the money!A good marriage is cultivated not just a matter of "luck." A saturday post?-never expected that. I was just checking up on you as always and there you were with a new post. Congratualtions to both of you on cultivating 7 years. <3

Laura said...

Yes, it's definitely worth celebrating! Congrats on 7 years! David and I will have our 8 year dating anniversary in December, and we'll definitely be celebrating it - I think it's so sad when couples get married and forget about their original anniversary!

Heather said...

Happy anniversary! Now you have two special dates to celebrate. :)

Sara said...

Seven years!! So special! Happy Anniversary

Bride-onicles said...

Congrats, that is awesome, and that is one of the readings I selected for my wedding!! What a coincidence!