So for one summer when I was 18, I nannied for 2 of my cousins.
I think they were 10 and 7 – but don’t quote me on that. : )
Well, one of those cousins, the older one, was married Friday.
It was probably the person who has been closest to me to ever get married.
And the experience was a little different.
Now, some of you might be thinking, didn’t your sisters get married?
Yes, but I was not as close to them as I was to my cousins when I was their friend and babysitter for a summer. And it just always stayed a close relationship.
My uncle the priest married them.
And he said something that I real loved.
That if every day, you use your vows and mission statements as a guiding principle in your life and marriage, you love for each other will grow more and more every day. And you will have a successful and lifelong happy marriage.
And how many of us create a committed mutual purpose in our life with those that are important to us? Like family? Friends? Etc?
We are usually with our family our entire life, why not create the same missions with them???
It might make those family reunions a lot easier.
The only other place I have heard this before is from Stephen Covey in his 7 habits for highly effective people book.
He goes through and explains in detail, how to create family mission statements and live by them.
Until Next time