July 18, 2010

1 Year Wedding Anniversary

“The Art of a Good Marriage”, by Wilferd Arlan PetersonA good marriage must be created.
In marriage the "little" things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say, ”I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values, and common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person -- it is being the right partner."

Exactly one year ago, on this very day... I married the LOVE of my LIFE.

Marriage isn't perfect and if it was, then it would be boring and get old.  We are still learning new things about each other every single day.  There are times when we get upset or a little angry at each other for silly little things, and occasionally, for bigger things.  At the end of every argument and upset, something positive comes out of it.  We gain more understanding of one another and acceptance of each flaw or mistake.  We gain more appreciation for our partner and a reminder of why we love and respect each other the way that we do.  Mort importantly, we learn what love really means.  Words cannot explain the true meaning, but I think I have a pretty good idea of what this little thing we refer to as "love" is.  I can't imagine learning these little things and growing to be a better and wiser person with anyone else other than him.  He makes me a better person, and in him, I see myself, my future, and my love.

"On Friendship" by Roy Croft
I love you, not for what you are, but what I am, when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but what you are making of me.
I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped up heart and passing over all the frivolous and weak things that you cannot help seeing there, and drawing out into the light all the beautiful and radiant things that no one else has looked quite far enough to find.
I love you for ignoring the possibilities of the fool in me, and for
laying hold of the possibilities of good in me.
I love you for closing your eyes to the discords in me, and adding to the music in me by worshipful listening...
You have done it without a touch, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself.

Sunset Dinner celebrating our 1 year Wedding Anniversary (07.17.10)


  1. awww you're so sweet thyda!! happy anniversary to you two love birds!!!

  2. Thanks Thuy! I can't wait for it to be your turn! Love you always, Crazy T! LOL... that name is so not fitting because you ain't crazy... you're sweet as honey! :)

  3. And they said it wouldn't last. Congrats! Here's to many more!

  4. Congrats, Thydz, that is so sweet. And your wedding dresses are seriously so beautiful! I can't believe you had 2!!! <3333333

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.