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......

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WONDERFUL WEDDINGS......



The theme this week for our SUO Challenge, is weddings! How appropriate for me!! I just went to a wedding yesterday! One of our long time family friends, favorite family friends.....the youngest child got married. Yes, I remember watching Mike Smith and my Mike (Barber) make sand castles together every summer at York Beach in Maine when they were wee ones. I remember years and years of fun with the Smiths.....so getting together after kids have all grown and have kids of their own, was lots of fun. Seeing in my minds eye, this family with four sons as they used to be, and then seeing four men standing before us....just one of those moments when you have to take a deep breath or you will cry. There is so much JOY in a wedding, right? A beautiful bride, and a handsome groom, and all seems right with the world!! Congratulations Mike and Lindsey- may the Lord bless you with years of JOY and HAPPINESS,,,,until you watch your own kids build sand castles at the beach.....and then you turn around for a moment, and they have become adults with children of their own. Ain't life GRAND???