Thursday, November 3, 2011

When Life Gives Us A Fairytale

C and I have been married for twelve years already, and yet... he can still make me laugh - a lot, he (and his wallet)  is still the best shopping partner, still the best person to share great late-night conversations with, still my favorite person to call to mix the meanest cup of hot double-choco.  

And so there are days when I wonder if maybe I look at our life with glasses that are just a tad too rosey. So I take the glasses off and stare at life right in its face-- and blink, once, twice, thrice.. yep, life is good!

It's not to say that we did not have our share of problems, for we have had a few. Yes, there were quite a few!  But somehow, we've always managed to overcome... we've always had hope... "May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)
Here are some of my favorite photos of the both of us taken through the past years. We don't have a lot of the both of us together since I am mostly behind the camera, but here are a few that I treasure...
 "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, 
and always with the same person." 
- Mignon McLaughlin 
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"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
- Clint Eastwood 
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"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. 
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. 
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. " 
- Ivan Panin   
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"Chains do not hold a marriage together.
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years."
~Simone Signoret
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"Never go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight."
~Phyllis Diller
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"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; 
for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. 
It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame."
Song of Solomon 8:6 
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"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." 
- anonymous quotation 
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  "And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make." 
- John Lennon and Paul McCartney 
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Love bears all things, believes all things, 
hopes all things, endures all things. 
Love never ends. 
- I Corinthians 13:7-8
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