I love this quote and it is not until I have been married for over 20 some years to the same person ... before I really understood it.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times -- always with the same person.”
― Mignon McLaughlin
― Mignon McLaughlin
Jeff and I just had our 30th Wedding Anniversary this past June, haven't even really celebrated it yet. I smile because this quote it so true. There are times in our marriage that I feel like we fell out of love for each other. It didn't last long, but long enough to realize you didn't want life to go on like that. Marriage is hard and most of the time you have to give 150 %, and some days even more. When Jeff and I are truly thinking of each other and are connected, there doesn't seem like anything we couldn't handle. The synergy together is unstoppable. Yet, when we are struggling, it is usually because we took our eyes off of each other and were focused more on ourselves. That is never a good thing.
Lauren the other day, asked if we wanted to have her do photos of us for our 30th anniversary, we of course said yes! She isn't home with us very often to do this. So it was fun. I have never really liked taking photos but realize that I should because that will be memories for the next generation, plus I love them too!
I might have mentioned this before but when a dear friend of mine lost her battle with cancer, I went to her funeral and was sooooooooooo touched by the slide show they did of her life. They had photos of many moments with their Mom or wife. She was serious in some and other ones she was just funny or being silly. I remember making a promise then that I would learn to love myself more, enough to take photos and to let my family have memories of me WITH THEM! And so I think doing this photo shoot with Lauren helped...maybe because I was taking them with my BEST FRIEND! Good night dear friends!
" Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
| "Time is too slow for
those who wait, too swift for
those who fear, too long for
those who grieve, too short for
those who rejoice, but for those
who love, time is eternity."|
Henry Van Dyke