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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Love is.../Blue Monday

We live in such troubled times and although we all deserve some private time to collect ourselves , today so many have their "me" time and reject their marriage time. I am not trying to anger anyone or make light of singles but those that are married need to make a stronger commitment. Marriage is so much more than a fancy wedding, all the gifts, the honeymoon. It is a lifetime of trying to maintain a balance. Like making a budget or making sure you have enough money in the bank to cover your expenses we all need to take more time to keep our marriages as the center of our lives. Today I watched my husband with his brother and I thought I am so blessed. He does so much for everyone without complaining. His me time is spent figuring the budget, cooking for the week, doing all sorts of home maintenance. He is a good solid husband and father. This Love is...makes me smile and I hope you visit Marydon and share your favorite Love is...today.

The fourth of July is coming this week! It is a good time to reflect on our country and what it was founded on. I love this vintage image and the blue sky setting the background for the stars and stripes with a red, white and blue theme!
This beautiful blue painting is from zephyrstudioaustin.com and I found it on google images. The blue zinnia makes a pretty conversation piece for your morning cuppa.

I hope you will visit Sally and all the blues! Have a blue ti  ful Monday!





12 comments:

Jeanne Baney said...

The blue zinnia painting is fabulous! What a day brightener! Happy Blue Monday!

Erica (Irene) said...

What a gorgeous BLUE flower and I love vintage postcards....

Happy Blue Monday!
erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

CailinMarie said...

Happy Blue Monday to you - the zinnia is a pretty piece. I enjoyed your comments about your husband, the steady ones are the best ones.

LadyD Piano said...

Zinnias are such happy flowers. I like your images and especially your thoughts on marriage. Great post! I think love and respect go together for one another, family, country and our creator. Happy 4th!

SmilingSally said...

A good husband is to be much appreciated; you and I are truly blessed!

I like your blue zinna; thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Anne.

Intense Guy said...

Being single - I've nothing to offer to this - except to say, "any" relationship takes work from both sides to make it a rewarding one to both sides.

Too many people nowadays are selfish and into immediate gratification - and at their own great costs.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lovely post and photos ~ very loving and contemplative ~ ^_^ ~ Happy Fourth to you and your phamily.

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Blue Monday to you, Anne. Love that blue zinnia painting... Beautiful!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

LV said...

Anne, a great tribute to your husband. You are right, we need more families like yours. Nothing good in the news anymore. Stay healthy and enjoy your quality family time.

Denise said...

Enjoyed this.

bj said...

Such sweet thoughts here.
Have a great 4th.
Over from Blue Monday

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful photos. I played too. Mine are here and here.