Thursday, April 29, 2010

Commitment To Marriage A Beautiful Thing! Part 1

In a world where commitment seems to last about a day in relationships, there are great examples of women who have lived among us. Those who show us that when the going gets tough, the tough stay put and work it out!

Such is the example of Marjorie Pay Hinckley wife of the former Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Both have passed away.) She and her husband left a legacy of all that wives and husbands should be to each other. Both accomplished individuals and both devoted to each other and their family!

Just wanted to share these important quotes by a wonderful mother, committed wife, and a very down to earth woman!

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

I can't read that quote out loud without crying! (She quoted this often although said she was not the author.)

"I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world and he like everyone else is fighting to survive. Be cheerful. Don't be a whiner."

Great counsel!

"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead."

Isn't that the truth!

"Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Wouldn't the world be a different place if we all practiced this.

"Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst."

Amen to that.

"The family is eternal. Love must be nurtured. It must be spoken. We must put away our pride, our haughtiness, our shyness, our misunderstandings, and with humility say, "I love you. Is there something I can do to help you?" You can never be completely happy under any other circumstances."

Brides remember that this will go along ways if you treat your husband this way!

"There are some years in our lives that we would not want to live again. But even those years will pass away, and the lessons learned will be a future blessing."

This to shall pass as the scriptures say and if we endure it well....

"Be a mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the environment surrounding them. Mother's are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth.

As you approach your wedding day, remember to thank your mother for being there for you! Then commit to being there for your husband (and eventually the children that will join you later) as you begin your new life together!

Commitment is a choice- pass it on! Weather the storms of life together and make up your mind "when the going gets tough" to follow this wise advice from Marjorie Pay Hinckley. Her husband was known the world over for his great compassion and service to people! As was she. Those pearly gates she talked about opened wide for her as she left this earth. As her husband counseled people often "Try a little harder to be a little better."

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