Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Random thoughts

I have nineteen minutes before the computer dies. I am heading back down to the Emerald Coast on Thursday for a Very Collins Christmas. Then I can put all the pictures up from our adventures and all the wonderful stories of the week. But now for some random things from around the web that will somehow make it into our wedding...or not.

The Bouquet! I love this one. It looks like a princess would have it. But alas, we are not having roses at our wedding...does that mean I can't  have them?

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AND finally, I found this letter from the actor Paul Newman to his wife on their wedding day. Read this and it will basically be marriage counseling in a nut shell. I love it. 

"Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of 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 a day. It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon; it should continue through all the years. 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 doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have the wings of an angel.
It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding rooms for things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner."

Last but not least I have been working new nicknames for Craig into our conversations. He is not happy. Puddin, ' Snookums, and Pookie are clearly not acceptable names for a former linebacker. He made that very clear. And when he gets around to reading this I hope I'm back in Auburn because I am dead meat for making this public
throwback picture for fun

1 comment:

  1. I did not say that Craig was pasty looking. I said that gold was more masculine looking:) Right????


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