Sunday, August 21, 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY


 
 
WHY MARRIAGE?
~ By: Mari Nichols-Haining ~

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...

Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...

Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements...

Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole...

Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me,
I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage...

Because with this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.
 
Happy 29 years-
My, that was fast!
xx

17 comments:

  1. oh congratulation tracey, how wonderful! 29 years! i hope you celebrate your love for another 29. :)

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  2. Congratulations Tracey, Happy Anniversary to you both. A beautiful poem! xx

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  3. Beautiful - many many blessings to you both. xxx

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  4. That is so lovely.
    Wishing you a very happy anniversary.xxx

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  5. Wishing you many more beautiful years.
    Happy Anniverary.

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  6. How beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

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  7. Beautiful poem!! Happy 29!! May you be blessed with many more :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! And such beautiful words to accompany it. :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary and many many more :)

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  10. Congrats to the both of you.

    Isn't Marriage Grand????

    hugs
    Gerry

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  11. Happy 29 years!!! I love that poem! Here's to 29 more! Cheers!

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  12. Have a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary! Those were beautiful words, and so true.

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband Tracey!!!

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  14. Beautifully said...

    Happy Anniversary!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  15. Many blessings to you on your wedding anniversary. May there be many more years of special memories to share together. Jacinta xx

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