- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
My Mother-In-Law to be is probably one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met. Even when she is the one needing love and attention she ALWAYS worries about everyone else. We are constantly finding cards or packages in the mailbox from her, so much so that I am going to purchase a piece of Postal Service stock for her at Christmas. (She will get the joke behind it.) She lives out of state and I really wish she were closer. Mother Awesome has welcomed my children with such an open heart and even before the engagement would make sure they knew Nana Shaz loved them. *SIGH*
As we were texting back and forth last week I mentioned that I am starting a memory trunk for Mr.Awesome & Brother-In-Law Awesome. I plan on giving Mr.A the trunk during wedding week, yes, a gift every day for the week prior to our big day. (Brother man is currently incarcerated but is a huge part of our wedding planning. In fact, we asked his permission to be married as well as if he would like us to wait until he came home.) Anyway, Mama A was watching videos of the boys as we chatted and was sending me MMS pics of the memory box she had made.
Guess what I got in the mail today?!? The contents of the box she made!!! I swear there are awards for everything, even a 1st place ribbon for pie baking! Oh, and who knew that Golfers are hot!? Yippppppppppppppeeeeeeeeee!
Ok, ok, I admit it, I thumbed thru pretty much everything and was very surprised while looking at the last stack of awards/pictures/ribbons/poems… on the bottom was an old torn piece of paper titled “The Art of Marriage”. It goes as follows:
A good marriage must be created. In the marriage the little things are the big things…
It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once each day.
It is never going to sleep angry. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating graditude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person- It is being the right partner.
*TEARS* Yep, I am including this in the wedding one way or another. This isn’t one of those things you read once and have an “Awe, isn’t that sweet.” moment followed by forgetting all about it. For me, it is something that I keep reading over & over and have decided that this explains how we have been, are currently, and will continue to be. Sorry this is so long but I had to share this, it means so so much!
Now, back to giggling at his old journals that describe his baby broder Roby as a bigg peen. (I am assuming that this means baby brother Robby is a big pain…. if so, he hasn’t lost his touch for driving Mr.A crazy!) hahaha