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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Reminders Throughout Your Home

My Wedding dress:
March 23, 1969

I mentioned on my last post, that I would post some more ways of putting "Happy Reminders" of past events in your home. Now most of these "Reminders", are in the personal area's of our home. ie. our bedroom, my office etc. Places where most people who come to our home, don't even go. lthough it is nice to place nice "Plaque thoughts" throughout your home, to share with those who come to see you.

This one "Happy Reminder" is in our bedroom. It's my Wedding Dress, with a picture of both John's and my parents standing beside us on that happy day. It's nice to look on it and remember the joys of that day and also to remind me at times of my commitment to John.

I thought I would share with your a few paragraphs from the book " The Ministry of Healing".
They say it all. I love especially the part that says that we need to continue the "Early Attentions" that we had, in our marriage.Those encouragements are so good. Even with a marriage that is going on from 40 years. Just because we are older doesn't mean that we don't have to practice those things. Life is always changing and we enter into new experiences together. One doesn't always handle the change in the same as as the other. Oh how we need the grace of God at each state of marriage.

Here are the paragraphs:

Forbearing One Another in Love

Though difficulties, perplexities, and discouragements may arise, let neither husband nor wife harbor the thought that their union is a mistake or a disappointment. Determine to be all that it is possible to be to each other. Continue the early attentions. In every way encourage each other in fighting the battles of life. Study to advance the happiness of each other. Let there be mutual love, mutual forbearance. Then marriage , instead of being the end of love, will be as it were the very beginning of love. The warmth of true friendship, the love that binds heart to heart, is a foretaste of the joys of heaven. Ministry of Healing, page 257

You may want to go and take your wedding dress out of your closet/ box or? and make a little area in your bedroom as I have, to help you to keep the vows vivid in your mind and heart.
Another idea that you may want to do with your wedding dress for 'Happy Reminder's". Make beautiful pillows for your room. Give them to your daughters, grand-daughters or? There's a web page that tells about how this lady made some pillows out of a wedding dress. Another company will recreate your dress into a beautiful Christening or baby dedication gown for your baby. See:
Happy Reminders make your home unique and special to you. Start thinking out of the box and make your home a unique place to live.



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