Monday, May 10, 2010

24 Years & Counting

The Art of Marriage
Wilferd A. Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.

In 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.

(Gibson Household Established May 10, 1986)

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 looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is finding room for the 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 the obligation is reciprocal.

It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.


  1. Happy Anniversary, Cay and Mark! I love the family photo.

  2. Happy Anniversary, you have a beautiful family!

    God bless you all!

  3. Happy Anniversary, Dear Cay! God bless your beautiful family!!!

  4. Stephanie in GermanyMay 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Happy Anniversary, Cay!
    May the blessings continue to fall your way!
    (Beautiful family!)


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