Sunday, March 7, 2010

The test of TIME!

Congratulations to my cousins, Sandy & Dave, on their 30th wedding anniversary!!

They make such a beautiful couple, they're good people and fun to hang out with.

They have 3 beautiful children together, and 3 more from previous marriages and they're all good, smart, level-headed people, too!

We had a great time celebrating with them, and I wish them another 30+ years of happiness together.

Marriages that stand the test of time are so rare these days. My parents had a beautiful 43 year marriage before my dad passed away.

I'm envious (in a good way) and very proud of any couple that can get through the difficulties that life throws their way. If the love is strong enough on BOTH sides, it's SO worth fighting for. It's such a blessing!

But sometimes people can't get through things life brings to a marriage, sometimes people get married for the wrong reasons in the first place, sometimes things just can't be fixed, and people have to start over again. There's no shame in going your own way if you know you've done the best you can to keep that commitment, and there are even situations in which you cannot stay any longer or should not stay any longer. Sometimes leaving can be a blessing too.

Whatever YOUR situation is, do the very best you can with it. If you have a good strong marriage, do everything you can to keep that marriage solid. However, if you are in a place that you must leave or have already done so, keep your heart OPEN.... remember that life CAN bring you happiness in someone else, don't block out someone who could truly love you and make you happy... just be sure it's REAL!!

Sandy, You have been through alot in your life, and you've lived many lives over. Now, you've found your happiness and you two have been such a blessing to each other, and an inspiration to everyone around you. Keep going strong. Many blessings to you and Dave in the years ahead. I love you!

Dave, Thank you for blessing Sandy's life so wonderfully.... You're AWESOME, I love you!!

Rosanne, Jason, Shannon, and Heather, you guys did a GREAT job with EVERYTHING!!! It was BEAUTIFUL!!!