Tuesday, June 28, 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

ANNIVERSARIES TODAY, are something to be celebrated! In this day and age where every OTHER marriage ends in divorce, we surely should make a big deal out of anniversaries!! I tend to not celebrate them enough, not sure why, maybe because we have a big family and there are birthdays, and Christmas, etc, etc, etc, and if I started celebrating all anniversaries with a gift, well, you get the picture. But when I think about it, a card would and should do it!! It's a time to reflect on marriage, and the longevity thing!! We tried to instill in our kids, make sure you choose wisely, because divorce should not be an option you entertain. Now of course, that is in a perfect world, and some marriages end in divorce for warranted reasons. But we should go in to marriage realizing how seriously GOD takes it, so that when we come to rough waters, which we WILL, we can weather the storm, pulling TOGETHER to get thru those tough times. After 37 years with the same man, I can honestly say that if I had it to do all over again, yes, I would choose the same guy. Just some thoughts on being in it for the long haul. So let's celebrate the milestones of marriage!! Happy Anniversary everyone! Until next time......

20 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Awesome details, Karen!

Carol Dee said...

Another lovely card and insightful message. I have good news :) My son and DIL are working on their marriage and she is home again after 2 months apart. I have prayer feverishly for them! God is Good. DH and I have weathered a few storms and made it to 34 years. :) Big Hugs and Thanks....

Cynthia said...

Thank you Karen for your wonderful inspiration - cards and otherwise. Congratulations on your 37 years. And I agree with you about marriage. Your musings about your husband mimic what I feel about mine! After 2 decades I love him more now than the day we got married. He is a keeper. And one of the things we learned, which I tell our kids often is this.....do not marry the person you think you want to spend the rest of your life with. Marry the person you think GOD wants you to spend the rest of your life with. Because if God truly did want you to be together, then nothing, absolutely nothing, should break you apart. If God wants you to be together it must be worth fighting for and if you can make it to the other side of the mountain (those times when you are at odds with each other and you think it will just never work)...well when you get to the other side of that mountain you find that it was sooooo worth the effort. My husband and I went through 2 very dark, very major storms, twice in our earlier years. And many people didn't think we stood a snowball's chance. But we kept remembering that we got married for the right reasos, even if it was difficult to find them in all that darkness. We rode out those storms and we are stronger for them now. And what a gift those challenges to our marriage turned out to be!! We grew in Patience. Trust. Compassion. Forgiveness. And humor. Don't forget humor!!
At any rate, you are right. Anniversaries are a big deal and we should acknowledge them more often than we do!! Thanks for the reminder. God Bless! <><

Anonymous said...

Love the card and special comments and advice that went along with it!
gloria

Peggy said...

Beautiful beautiful card Karen!

Newbie said...

GORGEOUS card, Karen! And wonderful words about anniversaries! Just sent a card to my son and DIL- going to be 24 for them. Yes, they weathered storms and GOD brought them through stronger! Going to be 49 for us, and YES, we would pick each other again! It takes 3 to make a marriage- bride, groom and GOD as the third!!! Thank you for wise words of wisdom!!

Karen said...

The card is so pretty and soft and feminine. thanks for sharing.
37 years is a long time, I'm working on 25.

Karen W said...

Karen this is so lovely, I really like this!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us. It would make a wonderful Anniversary card. Congratulations on the 37 years. I too love my DH. Deanna

Vicki Dutcher said...

Happy Anniversary - beautiful card - i did notice the smaller bow -- you go girl!

Danielle said...

Hello Karen, I have just spent about an hour admiring each one of your creations. You made me dicover possibilitis of my SU stamps sets, gave me so much inspirations. I am used to create cards with characters (ie. Magnolia etc.) but also love flowers of all kinds. I was never satisfied with what I came up with. Discovered you on SCS last night, your work is spectacular. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. became a follower, to make sure I don't miss anything.
Have a wonderful long weekend.
Congratulations on Wedding anniversary! We count 34 years of marriage, & consider this commitment as a priority in our lives. This life together made me who I am. I renew my vows everyday, and do my best.
Hugs. & Thank you again.
Danielle (from Montreal.)

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful embossing and shading on this pretty anniversary card Karen! I agree - everyone should be congratulated each year they are successful in keeping their marriage together!

Becky said...

Gorgeous!

Edna Morrisedie said...

And a gorgeous way to celebrate too, love all the texture and the classic K look to this one, well done!

Jenna Barber said...

Love, love, LOVE this card... You think I'd be sick of it by now! lol :o)

Dianne H. said...

Karen, I love the style of this card! So old fashioned and charming looking!

Laura said...

Your card is one of my favorites I got when you swapped with me at convention, I love it!!! I want to know what you did to the ribbon to get it so crinkled.

ajyoyo said...

Beautiful, Lovely card. How did you get the ribbon to be so crinkled? You inspire me! Thanks for sharing! Amy

ajyoyo said...

Beautiful lovely card! Just phenomenally gorgeous!! Can't wait to try your marker technique. What did you do to create this bow? It's so crinkly. Will you share your technique? Thanks for sharing!

ajyoyo said...

Beautiful, Lovely card. How did you get the ribbon to be so crinkled? You inspire me! Thanks for sharing! Amy