Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Five Thoughts on Marriage

Our FIFTH wedding anniversary is Friday. I know, anniversaries come and go, but it's really hard to believe how fast five years has gone. Also, when I got my haircut today, the stylist asked why and so I started to tell her about Gweg and I. She mentioned how she loved that we got married so fast and my response was 'well, when you someone you want to spend forever with you want it to start right way.' I knew then I what I would write about.

The last five years has been the hardest and best of my life. Gweg is my other half and I feel like I become a better person each day because of his influence. Sure, there are days where I could hit him over the head with a 'sensitivity stick.'

So, to go along with my lovely-dovey mood, I wanted to share five thoughts on love from Gordon B. Hinckley's Stand A Little Taller. I read this for a year when I first got it and just looking through it for these thoughts, made me want to read it again--- if you have it take the chance to do it again!

Onto the thoughts {I add the bold to emphasize why I picked each quote. Take what you want out of this post. I do not ask for anyone to give us the perfect marriage award; I just want all of us to think about why we married our husbands and what makes that relationship so special. The quotes just add things to think about}:

"God has brought us together as families to bring to pass His eternal purposes. We are part of this plan in this marriage relationship. Let us love and respect and honor one another. We can do it, and we will be better for it."

"Love is the only force that can erase the differences between people---that can can bridge chasms of bitterness."

"True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one's companion."

"Our Father in Heaven, who loves His children, desires for them that which will bring them happiness now and in the eternities to come, and there is no greater happiness than is found in the most meaningful of all human relationships---the companionships of husband and wife and parents and children."

"There is a bond of affection that exists between husbands and wives which makes us know that there is nothing more precious that that companionship which becomes possible only in the house of the Lord. What a wonderful thing it is to be married for time and all eternity. What a precious and marvelous and wonderful thing that is."

I'm grateful to have my Gweg for eternity---I wouldn't have it any other way.

1 comment:

  1. How funny that I was thinking about making a marriage better just today as well! Happy Anniversary!



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