Sunday, January 26, 2014

celebrating on a hard day

inspiration: mom's 55th birthday.

i was looking at my mom's facebook page last night and came across this picture. it's almost two years old, but was probably one of the last pictures anyone took of my mom. today she would've been 55.

my mom is in the blue shirt, sitting on the couch next to my grandmother (my dad's mother). my dad is on the right and my aunt (dad's sister) is in the front.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

for better or worse, in sickness and in health: the pre-wedding perspective

inspiration: what i'm learning from my parents

My parents were married in 1979. I wish I had access to a picture/scanner so I could scan a picture from their wedding. June First will be their 35 year wedding anniversary. In all my (almost) twenty-five years of life, I've never seen the vows "For better or for worse, in sickness and in health" lived out more clearly than in my parents' marriage.

As I prepare for marriage, I read posts, talk to, and observe couples who are married to try and glean wisdom about what married life will be like. But something that i've learned over the last two months and especially over the last week or so is that love is a choice, but to choose to love is always the right choice.