Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy Anniversary to my True Love!

Nineteen (19) years together...today!

I look at these pics (from before the digital age!) and we look like kids

 Life was so much easier...simpler...then. 

 But not nearly as rich!

 A few things I've learned about marriage...

  • Love does NOT mean never having to say your sorry!  In fact, it means you do!
  • After 19 years of marriage...your spouse is NOT the same person that you married.  Hopefully he/she is better off because of you.  
  • For marriage to succeed, both of you must grow in love and sanctify one another!!!  (Your marriage is holy and thus, should be set apart from all other relationships!)
  • The best thing you can do for your children...is to love your spouse!  (This is a struggle for me...how often do I put the children before my husband?  This should not be so.  Instead, I should model for my children the beautiful relationship I have with their father...so that one day they too may be a loving spouse.)
A few inspirational quotes about marriage...

"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church."
~Blessed Pope John Paul II

 "Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
~Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 "The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
~Pope St. Gregory the Great

Happy Anniversary to my sweet husband!  I love you.



  1. What great quotes- including your own words about "growing in love and sanctifying each other" and "the best thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse".

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, hope the day is beautiful and special for you both! Oh and congrats on 19 years!

  2. Happy Anniversary! How wonderful...my husband and I celebrated 21 !!! years this past June. I remember when I was younger thinking that someone celebrating their 20TH anniversary must be sooo OLD! Funny how we aren't old, right? : ) Have a wonderful day!

  3. Happy Anniversary Valerie! Love your quotes on love.

  4. Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved! May God continue to bless you abundantly.

  5. Happy Anniversary! Those are some beautiful photos you have shared. I am coming up on 22 years of marriage. I love that I feel like I have been with my Husband forever.

  6. Happy Anniversary. Wishes for many more happy and healthy years.

  7. Oh look at you young kids! :)

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

    M :)

  8. I hope you were able to celebrate. big time! You looked so beautiful on your wedding day. I look at these pictures now and hold so much hope for my children. You have done great things as a great couple for 19 years may you have many more decades together.

  9. catching up on your posts. you are a beautiful bride Valerie!! still are, and I love the photo of you and your beloved and the kids at the tree (in the other post). and you are looking awesome!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."