Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Newlyweds

Dear Newlyweds,

There is some advice I would like to give you.   

You are still young and growing yourselves.  Always look to each other to help you navigate your path through this life.  Make sure you talk to each other about your hopes, dreams, worries, and fears.  Grow together as you continue to grow individually. 

"You complete me."  is a terrible way to live.  It sounds nice on the surface, but if you think about it, it means that you are not already complete. Make sure you are striving to grow as individuals. 

Give me MANY grandchildren :-) (but not just yet)

Be a team.  Take turns being the leader. 

Laugh every day.  Do not take things too seriously.  There just aren't that many things that are all that important. 

When you find yourself getting annoyed, upset, angry with each other, Stop. Breathe. Think. You always have the other one's best interests in mind.  Know that the reverse is also true.  

Remember that people make mistakes.  They forget things.  They say things that don't come out right.  Have a forgiving spirit.  

Remember to say, "I love you" EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. even when you want to just scream.  Especially then.

Never take each other for granted.  

When you have to be apart, think if your parting words would be the last thing you wanted to say.  

Search for and continue to find joy in being together.

I wish you a long and happy marriage.  



P.S.  Grandchildren (just saying...)