Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Me! (and Steve too)

I got a little silly on my husband this week.   Every day I posted a quote about love or marriage as a facebook status, and tagged him in it. I hope it blessed him rather than annoyed him.  I just thought it would be a fun way to let him know I love and appreciate him as we celebrate 17 years of marriage.


The quotes that I shared were:


We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

~ by Dr. Seuss


Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.

~ Michael Leunig


This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

~ 1 John 3:16, 18

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.

~ Author unknown, as printed in The Hoosier Farmer

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights.  If you hear bells, get your ears checked.

~ Erich Segal


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.

~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a


"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh' ?  So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

~ Matthew 19:4-6


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

~ Mignon McLaughlin


The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.

~Peter De Vries


Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.

~Author Unknown


Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

~Barnett R. Brickner


At that point, I figured I'd better stop.  LOL!! But here are a few more for YOUR enjoyment!


In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy.  The truth is precisely the opposite:  it begins all.

~Anne Sophie Swetchine

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.

~Paul Sweeney

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

~Ruth Bell Graham

I love being married.  It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

~Rita Rudner


Happy Anniversary, Steve!  Thanks for being my loving husband, a godly man, and a caring father!


April E.


  1. That is soooo sweet!!! I think I may borrow this idea (and some of these quotes) for our anniversary next month!!!

  2. Happy Anniversary! We, too, celebrated ours this week - 15 years!

  3. Happy Anniversary April & Steve!!


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