Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Caring about one another’s dreams while living a common one is what marriage is all about.
I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth.-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Musings shares a three-decade-plus romance (if such a thing is possible) which has aged in the way lasting, lovely things do. In this latest chapter, we have just returned to the states after thirteen months abroad and are finally empty-nesters. Follow our trail if you consider yourself a romantic, or would like to be one. START with “Love Makes the World Go Round”.
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“Here is a significant clue for women throughout time and history. Not only is there “someone out there” who needs you; there are tens, hundreds, thousands. In most cases, what you achieve and what you do as a consequence of what you know and learn can affect a multitude–even the very course of events.” ~ B. Homer Durham
A content childhood in a happy hometown is one of life’s rare and precious blessings.
Ups and downs can be weathered–if you face ‘em togethered.
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
“Here’s the thing on men—okay, I’m going to give it to you. All men think of themselves as kind of low-level superheroes in their own environment. When men are growing up and they’re reading about Batman, Spiderman, Superman, these aren’t fantasies, these are options. This is the way men really look at their own lives. I’m not even supposed to be telling you this.” ~Jerry Seinfeld
Friendship is shared experience and memories, ritual and symbols, liking and TRUST.
Grace means giving away in maturity, what you once generously received from others.
The best Christmas gift is love.
Decide not to shipwreck. Just keep sailing.
In marriage, forgiveness is the only way up and out.
Marriage has to be organic: a living, breathing thing that changes with the seasons even as it remains constant.
Intimacy is THE most nutritious food for lovers – feast on it.
The sweet security of our children is both the DUTY and REWARD of a purposeful, passionate marriage.
Reinforce faith in marriage (which must be renewed every single day) by displaying favorite wedding pictures all over the house…
The trick to moving toward the brink is to hold on tight — to each other.
Love is passed down like genes through the generations.