Wednesday, June 10, 2009

True Love is....

With the wedding just a little over a year away, it is now becoming a reality. We have booked the church and caterer and are soon booking the reception hall and photographer. I've been looking through some 'true love' quotes today and I'm wondering where I can use them... One will be on the invitation and one on the front of the program, but I hope to hide many others elsewhere in the wedding... Anyway, I went on the hunt this afternoon and found A LOT that I really like. Many were inspirational, made me think or confirmed that what I have is love---true love, so I thought I would share.

As an example, Jesus shows us that true love is concrete and active, not merely felt or thought, but lived out.

Third, true love is always accompanied by truth and never by deception or lies

But the first result of true love in relationships is the renewal of joy

True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.

Where you find true friendship, You find true love.

Laughter is the way to true love.

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.

Passion can never purchase what true love desires: true intimacy, self-giving, and commitment.

Love is not a force between a mind and a body, but a force between two hearts. Your mind and eyes will never tell you when you feel true love, for only your heart can recieve the true love that another heart sends directly to it.

Jealousy comes from self-love rather than from true love.

True love is that which ennobles the personality, fortifies the heart, and sanctifies the existence.

True love is not how you forgive, but how you forget, not what you see but what you feel, not how you listen but how you understand, and not how you let go but how you hold on.

True love is not about the hugs and kisses, the 'I love you's' or the 'I miss you's', but about the chills that hit every part of your spine when you think about him.

True love is not being with someone because you think you can be happy with that person, but because without that person you know you can never be.

Forever is not a word...rather a place where two lovers go when true love takes them there.

True Love is when the look in your eyes shows pure devotion and a love that reaches depths no one else will ever understand for that special someone.

True Love is something you share with someone... a journey that takes a lifetime to complete.

True love is when the only thing that makes you cry is seeing the one you care about unhappy

True Love is loving that someone one even with their worst faults and flaws. Forgiving and Forgetting their wrong doings, Enduring and being Kind always trusting and not easily angered, always trusting and hoping and never failing.

True love is not finding someone else but finding your other half.

True love only comes once in a lifetime, so take it as it goes and enjoy every bit of it.

The road to true love was never easy, I know I've hit all the bumps, but now I'm standing strong saying, I love you, 'til the end of time.

It's true love when goodbye doesn't separate two hearts.

True love is when a sight so simple as the eyes of another can bring a grown man to tears.

True love does not come by finding the perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

True love is when you're still dancing, long after the music has stopped.

True love isn't without problem, it has many obstacles, true love is working through all of them and coming out happy with that someone on the other side.

True love is worth waiting for even if it takes a lifetime. Then in return a lifetime of love will be waiting for you.

True love is when you touch another's soul just by being yourself.

Love comes from the heart, but true love comes from the mind and soul.

Where there is True Love, there are always miracles.

When there is true love, there are no regrets of the past.

Only True Love is forever, a special kind of love that transcends through time and space. True Love is something that binds the two halves who become one for all eternity.

True love is not about loving all the goods but to accept all the bads as well.

True love does not come from words, but from the purest of heart.

True love is a wonder that has no end or beginning.

True love doesn't consist of holding hands, it consists of holding hearts.

True love is like a diamond; it is rare, beautiful and lasts forever.

True love can be felt more in the silence than in the words.

True love is knowing a person's faults, and loving them even more for them.

True love waits.....

True love is when you can read every single one of these quotes and only think of one person.

Any ideas of where to hide some more??

I got these quotes at , and in the bible.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Karter's Pool

With the weather getting warm and Karter's love of his bath and playing in the sink, we decided that he needed a pool.... Here are a few pics!

Karter in his little swimmers

Karter NOT happy about the sunscreen!

Karty in his trunks and hat...
Right before the wind blew his hat off :(

Giving his ducky some kisses!
Splash! Splash!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Locket

For one of my summer classes, I was given an interesting assignment. I had to choose an artifact that my family has and cherishes. It had to have some age, history and meaning. With this artifact, we have to research it, write about it and we will eventually create a museum display based on it. When the assignment was given, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about... I enjoyed the process and thought I would share it.

Who knew that a simple gold locket given from a teenage boy to a young girl for her fifteenth birthday would become a family heirloom? I’m sure that my grandpa, William, never guessed that when he gave the necklace to his then girlfriend, Mary, that it would become a part of family history.

To ask what this necklace means to me produces a simple answer. This necklace is priceless. It is priceless to everyone in my family. When my grandpa gave it to my grandma in 1940, they soon took pictures to put inside. When they were married the next year, my grandma wore it as she and her boyfriend exchanged vows at the home of the minister. When their first daughter was getting married nearly twenty years later, she wanted a piece of jewelry to wear, so my grandma offered her the locket. Since then three more daughters, ten granddaughters and one great-granddaughter have worn the locket in their weddings. Some wore it around their neck, some around their wrist, and a few had it placed in their bridal bouquet.

Nearly seventy years after the locket was purchased in a small jewelry store in the hometown of my grandparents, I will be the next woman in my family to exchange wedding vows. When I began thinking of what I would use for my “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” there was no doubt in my mind that this beautiful locket would be my “something old.”

The pictures inside the locket are of the happiest, most caring and loving couple I have ever come in contact with. My grandparents were married just short of sixty years when my grandma’s true love passed away after a battle with cancer. They raised a family of eight children and now have nearly sixty grandchildren. They survived my grandpa serving in World War II, financial struggles, health complications, and many more hurdles that couples faced in that era. The fact that they not only got through these tough times, but grew from them, continued to love one another and made the best life possible for their family, is more than an inspiration for me.

Now that my grandma has moved in with my parents, she has passed the locket on to my mom to cherish and provide for the future granddaughters and great-granddaughters to wear on their wedding days.

As I continue to think about the meaning of this locket, tears begin to well up in my eyes and roll down my cheeks. Basically, the locket means everything. It can never be sold, traded, pawned or given away. The value of this necklace is irrelevant. It’s what the necklace and pictures inside symbolize that is most important to me.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Date Ideas?

With the wedding now just 12 months away, me still in school and soon to be student teaching, and Cameron in between jobs right now, we're both trying to watch our finances as closely as possible. Because of this, we've found that we've let our "dating" find its way to the back burner. Most of the time spent together is now consumed with an evening at his apartment or my parents' house. We usually have an easy/cheap dinner and spend the day watching TV or looking things up online.... well, needless to say, we're getting a little bored and we're looking to put a little "spark" back into the relationship. With summer here, we're trying to think of cheap and simple things we can do.....

There's always French Lick, wineries, parks, the Jasper River Walk, and so on... but I'm wanting some really unique but local places to spend an afternoon or evening... Anyone have some great ideas they want to share???