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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MARRIAGE --- 12 TIPS I learned from my MOM..


Good Morning Dear Ladies...
Yesterday, Terry and I visited my Mom and Step-Dad to help them get the snow off their roof... Well, Terry did that and I helped Mom make dinner... We have a good time doing this as my Mom and I love to cook but she still uses her own methods and it makes us laugh... lol..
MY MOM... A KEEPER OF THE HOME....

Yesterday was Valentines Day and when we walked into their home  I noticed 2 cards on the table that they had given to each other... He is 80 in April and Mom will be 77... 
That shows you that ROMANCE need never die..smile..

As I was thinking about this post I thought I would like to share with you a few things that my Mom has taught me about MARRIAGE and about home and about family.
Not by TELLING me but by SHOWING me...
No matter how  OLD you are you can still LEARN  from your MOTHER... right?
As my Mom gets closer to 80 I want to appreciate every moment that we share together
I hope you will find  this little list inspiring and interesting....

1.  Serve God... no matter what... Make Him the CENTRE of your HOME...

2.  Work out the problems in your marriage and be CONTENT....
Not everything will be perfect....Make the best of what you have...

3.  Always make sure that you  PRIMP  just before your husband gets back home.. I noticed my Mom doing this since I was a small child.. Just before my Dad would be getting in from work she would fix her hair and make sure she was tidied up..I never forgot.

4.  Always kiss him good morning, good night and good bye..

5.  Make good meals with what he likes... Don't just dote to your kids... He is IMPORTANT...

6.  If it is just you and him then put on the candles and light them and make it a SPECIAL time even when it isn't..
(One day last year I dropped into Moms and she did not know I was coming.  It was an ordinary day but she had the candles on and the potato salad was decorated with sliced tomato  and everything was fancy.. I asked her what was special and she said  "Oh, nothing... I just wanted to make it nice for him"  ... Sweet, eh?

7. Take pride in your husband  and see that he is dressed  as well as you dress yourself...
My Mom was telling me yesterday about how our pastor always complimented my dear Dad when he was alive about how nice he always looked.. My Dad told him to give the credit to Mom..
Do you know she even combed my Dad's hair.. Always..
No.. I don't do that....lol..

8.  Go with him as much as you can and always stop for a cup of tea..It doesn't need to be much... just a treat (as my Mom calls it) 
.I know with children that is not always possible but when it is....
Be each other's best friend...Enjoy being with him...

9.  Have as much COMPANY  in your home as you can manage and always have FUN...Entertain together..

10.  LAUGH together .... a lot...

11.  PRAY together... daily...

12. CHERISH your MARRIAGE... it is precious....

Okay???

 I hope this blesses you..
A little different posting but as Keepers of our Homes we need to make sure our relationship with OUR HUSBAND is a priority.. It affects not only our children's happiness but our own...
As was once said... The best thing you can do for your child is to LOVE THEIR FATHER...

In Titus 2:4......to teach younger women to love their husbands ... to love their children...
I wish I could say that I have faithfully followed these wee tips that I learned from Mom...Sometimes I fail.... But I have learned that when the rubber meets the road that the dear man I married ( and sometimes drives me crazy. ) is GOD'S PLAN for my life and I need to do ALL I can to keep that relationship SWEET....
Right???

Have a wonderful week my dears and thanks for stopping by and Yes you still need to listen to your MOM...smile...


PEACE...

17 comments:

  1. WHAT A LOVELY POST! IT HAS TRULY TOUCHED MY HEART AND TRULY A BLESSING TO ME. YOU COULDN'T HAVE POSTED IT AT BETTER TIME.
    THANKS FAYE FOR BEING A BLESSING TO ME.
    LOVE YA,
    CHAR

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  2. Thanks for a wonderful inspiring post Faye. It's nice to see love in full bloom.

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  3. I love that your mom is still such a good influence and thank you for sharing that with us - we all need it as keepers of the home!
    Blessings
    Christine

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  4. Awesome post and true.
    My mum told me the same thing about marriage . My parents loved and respected eachother for years in life and still do in death, may they (R.I.P) They are together for ever !

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  5. Faye this is very good an excellent thing to live by!

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  6. This really spoke to me today. Thank you.

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  7. Sounds like my parents. They, too, are in their 80's and spend all their time together, making each other happy. They do set a great example for the grandkids and great-grandkids, as well as us kids. Love the post. ★Linda★

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  8. This was wonderful, Faye! And it brought back memories of my own Mother... I remember how she would "freshen up" her hair and make-up before my daddy got home from work... even if she had been mowing the yard! (I try to look as bad as I can after I mow so my Hubby will feel sorry for me! hehe)

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  9. Wow Faye what a beautiful blog, this should be read on Father's Day to everyone, it reminds me of how my mom and dad were, she treated him so well and vise versa, I will never forget that, but now, thanks to you, I sat here this a.m. and thought about it all over again, how special they were, and yes, like you, I am not perfect but try to be, I love my husband with all my heart and hopefully it shows, not only by me saying it but by the little things I do for him.

    love you Faye

    love Tam

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  10. Hi Mom,

    I love this post!! It is so true and I am thankful that I saw this in practice at home growing up and now am following in your footprints in my own house. I especially loved the mention of gram combing grampie's hair! I can see it so clearly! Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
    Love you, mom!!
    Shonda

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  11. Hi Faye..the best part of your post is when your daughter, Shonda, leaves the wonderful coment! Like Mother like daughter! Terrific post!

    Susannah

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  12. Tis a blessed post. Thank you!
    Lorie

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  13. I really appreciate you for sharing this lovely and inspiring list of marriage tips. Definitely the love required in marriage is beyond human comprehension. I think we should be patient enough to hear our partner out in any circumstance.

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  14. Faye, thanks for posting these points! I see a few that I definitely need to work on! I love your blog(s)!

    Shari

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