Over the weekend I was organizing our weddings cards and I had to open my grandma's card again because it was one of those cards that sings when opened (who doesn't want to annoy their husband with The Wedding March playing over and over again?!).
Yaya (my yiayia from my mom's side), immigrated to the US from Greece when she was a little girl. At that time they didn't have ESL classes in rural Iowa, so of course she was not a fan of school. She never studied past middle school.
We always joke that she copies Hallmark because she always writes lovely poems and lengthy messages inside cards, but the truth is she sits patiently, using her dictionary and a pencil to write beautiful words in her squiggly handwriting.
I wanted to share the message she wrote in our wedding card last month; the message is so simple but true.
A marriage isn’t magic that “just happens”, its something built with time and love and care. Its made of laughter, tears, and understanding, of loyalty and simply “being there”.
A marriage is a bond between two people that’s stronger than the sum of all its parts. A beautiful, rich tapestry of living that’s woven of the love between two hearts.
Wishing you all the happiness that comes from trusting, sharing, loving, giving, and spending your life together.
With all my love,
A, thank you for making me laugh everyday, for being patient, and loving me always. TQM.
I promise I wont write a love post every month. ;)