Happily ever after: toppers, quotes, poems and much more

Page Toppers

  • Afternoon Delight
  • All-American Husband
  • Building Special Memories
  • Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
  • Friend, Lover, Wife
  • Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife
  • The Greatest of These is Love
  • Husbands and Wives
  • I Knew Enough to Fall in Love with You
  • I’m So Lucky to Have Found You
  • In This Life I Was Loved By You
  • It Was Written in the Stars
  • It’s Delightful to Be Married
  • Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much
  • Love and Marriage
  • Love is All You Need
  • love is Everlasting
  • Love is Patient, Love is Kind
  • Love Takes Two–Me and You!
  • Marriage Made in Heaven
  • The Odd Couple
  • Our Love is Tied With Heartstrings
  • Still Fallin’
  • True Love Never Grows Old
  • We’re in This Love Together
  • With All the World Around Us…I’m Glad WE Found US
  • A World of Our Own
  • You Fill My Day With Sunshine
  • Your Love Lights Up My Life
  • You’re My Best Friend


  • Any statement that begins: “Marriage is a 50 – 50 proposition…” displays a grossly deficient sense of conjugal arithmetic, which requires at least 70% on both sides to meet in the middle.
  • The best thing to hold onto in this world is each other.
  • Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.
  • The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. (A.P. Herbert)
  • The difference between a good marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving three or four things a day unsaid. (H. Miller)
  • Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. (Dr. James C. Dobson)
  • The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are “I apologize” and “you are right.”
  • The goal of marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
  • A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. (Dave Meure)
  • The great thing about marriage is that it enables one to be alone without feeling lonely.
  • The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. (Joe Murray)
  • Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. (Robert Browning)
  • A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. (Andre Maurois)
  • A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. (Ruth Bell Graham)
  • I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band ‘Be kind to one another’. This is the Golden Rule of Marriage and the secret of making love last through the years. (Richard Pryor)
  • If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee. (Anne Bradstreet)
  • If I had nine lives–I’d want to spend them all loving you.
  • If it weren’t for marriage, men would spend their lives thinking they had no faults at all.
  • In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. (Robert Anderson)
  • It doesn’t matter where you go in life–it’s who you have beside you that makes it worthwhile
  • It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. (Harold George Nicolson)
  • It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. (Herbert Samuel)
  • Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. (Jane Wells)
  • Life is a journey, and I’m so glad we’re traveling together!
  • Love, honor and negotiate. (Alan Loy McGinnis)
  • Love is when you take away the passion and the romance in a relationship and find out that you still care for that person.
  • Marriage is a continuous process of getting used to things you hadn’t expected.
  • Marriage is an Authentic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity–everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul. (Thomas Moore)
  • Marriage is like a walk on the beach, where each bend and the curve of the shoreline reveals special new treasures.
  • Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. (Langdon Mitchell)
  • The marriage of convenience has a lot to recommend it; we are better judges of convenience than we are of love.
  • Marriage teaches you loyalty, forbearance, self-restraint, meekness, and a great many other things you wouldn’t need if you had stayed single. (Paul Tourneir)
  • Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. (Joseph Barth)
  • More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. (Ann Landers)
  • The most important thing a man can know is that, as he approaches his own door, someone on the other side is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
  • O fortunate, O happy day when a new household finds its place among the myriad homes of the earth like a new star just sprung to birth (Longfellow)
  • One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. (Judith Viorst)
  • One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night. (Margaret Mead)
  • Regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place
  • Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip. (John Lennon)
  • Some people are so determined to find blissful happiness that they overlook a lifetime of contentment.
  • Success in marriage is more than finding the right person–it is also being the right person.
  • A successful marriage is the union between two great forgivers.
  • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. (Mignon McLaughlin)
  • There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
  • They are kind to each other’s hopes. They cherish each other’s dreams. (Thoreau)
  • Treat marriage the way you handle an unbreakable record. Trust that it is every bit as durable as it was guaranteed to be, but don’t drop it on the floor to make sure.
  • There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage. (Vicki Baum)
  • What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. (George Levinger)
  • When Adam was lonely God created for him not ten friends but one wife.
  • When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  • When there is love in the home there is joy in the heart.
  • When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. (Joseph Campbell)
  • With all the world around us how glad I am that WE found US.

Marriage Means Being in Love for the Rest of Your Life

(Chris Ardis)

Marriage is love walking hand in hand together. It’s laughing with each other about silly little things, and learning to discuss big things with care and tenderness. In marriage, love is trusting each other when you’re apart. It’s getting over disappointments and hurts, knowing that these are present in all relationships. It is the realization that there is no one else in this world that you’d rather be with than the one you’re married to. It’s thinking of new things to do together; it’s growing old together.
Marriage is being in love for the rest of your life.

Sentiments Album for Husband

I made up a sentiments album at Christmas time for a gift for my husband. The words are from a song on the “touched by an angel” CD.
Each phrase I put on a double page layout–I have some words on each page.

Page 1: You can have diamonds in your hand, have all the riches in the land, (old black and white photos of his family)
page 3: Without love do you really have a thing? When someone cares that you’re alive, (L-side: wedding photo R-sister that is deceased)
page 5: When someone finds their world in your eyes, then you’ll know you’ve found all you need.
(photos of us on vacations)
page 7: You’ll hold this world’s most priceless prize, The sweetest treasure in this life, (photos of husband and grandkids)
page 9: If you can look back and know you were loved.(photos of sunrise and sunset from vacations)
page 11: You are loved by someone, Touched by someone. (Photo of our cat, photo of exchange student)
page 13: Held by someone, Meant something to someone, (photo of him and daughter)
page 15: Loved somebody. Touched somebody’s heart along the way. (Photos of friends from Russia)
page 17: You can look back and say, You were loved. (my glamour shot {LOL} and sons senior pic)
pages 19 to 23: Misc. family and friend photos that I wanted to include.
CMC Mary W.)

The Difference Between Romance and Love

(Marjorie Holmes)

  • Romance is fleeting…Love is long.
  • Romance is dancing in the moonlight. Gazing deep into desired eyes across a candlelit table… Love is saying: “you’re tired, honey, I’ll get up this time”–and stumbling through the darkness to comfort a crying child.
  • Romance is suspense, anticipation, a surprise…Love is dependability.
  • Romance is tingling excitement…Love is tenderness, constancy, being cherished.
  • Romance is eager striving to appear attractive to each other…Love is two people who find beauty in each other no matter how they look.
  • Romance is flattering attentions…Love is genuine thoughtfulness.
  • Love is heightened and sweetened by romance, but it can survive without it…
  • Romance feeds on itself and thus is self consuming.
  • Romance is delicious…Love nourishes.
  • Romance is seeking perfection…Love is forgiving faults.
  • Romance is flying…Love is safe landing.
  • Romance is the anguish of waiting for the phone to ring to bring you a voice that will utter endearments… Love is the anguish of waiting for a call that will assure you someone else is happy and safe.
  • Romance can’t last…Love can’t help it.

The ABC’s of Marriage

Absolutely adore each other
Be best friends
Discover new things together
Encourage each other
Forgive and Forget
Gaze into each other’s eyes
Hold hands and hug a lot
Inspire and intrigue each other
Joke and laugh and have fun
Kiss, kiss, kiss
Love with all your hearts
Marvel at each other’s talents
Nurture each other’s souls
Overcome problems together
Play games together
Quiet each other’s fears
Remember the little things
Say “I love you” every day
Take time for tenderness
Understand and care deeply
Value everything you share
Wish on stars together
X-press your true feelings
Yearn for each other’s touch
Zzzzzz in each other’s arms


Woman was created from the rib of man.
She was not made from his head to top him,
Nor made out of his feet, to be trampled on,
But out of his side to be equal to him;
Under his arm to be protected;
And near his heart to be loved.

A Husband Is…

  • the man to whom you gave the best years of your life,
    because he made them the best years of your life.
  • the person who changes “I” into “we”;
    “me” into “us”; and living into loving.
  • the only labor saving device you can cuddle
  • someone who never feels too old to hold hands
  • the man who crosses the maternity ward with a look in his eye that says
    “You’re the only one who ever had a baby.”
  • the man who made you a family.
  • the person who doesn’t know where the glasses are kept after 22 years of marriage.
  • a man who stands by you through all the troubles you wouldn’t have had if you had stayed single!
  • someone who wakes you when the baby is crying.
  • someone who, when you’ve just read a sloppy novel and are asking yourself, “Where has all the romance gone in my life?”, puts his arm around you and asks “Where did you put my screwdriver?”
  • someone who has no idea how much time you spend doing housework–
    and hopefully he will never find out!
  • someone who hangs around hungrily when a meal is cooking–
    then disappears when it’s served.

On Hill Climbing

(Enola Chamberlin)

Hurriedly she climbed the hill,
Not that she needed exercise
of body–
Care of her house, her children,
her man,
Gave her that.
But because
She needed exercise of spirit.
She needed to break away,
Needed the challenge,
The excitement
Of doing something
Not to be experienced

In her day-by-day,
Her common place living
Of life.
And she found that though
On the far side distance
and far places
Beckoned her,
The sight of her house,
Snug beneath the elms,
The love for her children,
And her man,
Drew her back down the hill,
Her hill of adventure,
Much, much faster than she
had climbed it.

We Have Lived and Loved Together

(Charles Jeffreys)

We have lived and loved together
Through many changing years;
We have shared each other’s gladness
And wept each other’s tears;

I have known ne’er a sorrow
That was long unsoothed by thee;
For thy smiles can make a summer
Where darkness else would be.

Like the leaves that fall around us
In autumn’s fading hours,
When the cloud of sorrow looms
And sadness on us showers;

And though many such we’ve known, love,
Too prone, alas, to range,
We both can speak of one love
Which time can never change.

We have lived and loved together
Through many changing years;
We have shared each other’s gladness
And wept each other’s tears.

And let us hope the future
As the past has been will be:
I will share with thee my sorrows,
And thou thy joys with me.

We Have Lived and Loved Together

(adapted from a poem by Charles Jeffreys )

We have lived and loved together through many changing years.
We have shared each other’s gladness and wept each other’s tears.
I have never known a sorrow that was long unsoothed by you
For your smile can bring the sunshine where darkness else would rule.

Like the leaves that fall around us in autumn’s fading hours
When the cloud of sorrow looms and sadness on us showers,
Though many such we’ve known, love, and had to pay the cost
We both know of our one true love which time has never lost.

We have lived and loved together through many changing years.
We have shared each other’s gladness and wept each other’s tears.
Now let us hope the future as the past has been will be:
I will share my life with you, and you will share with me.

I Still Love You

(Lois Wyse)

It was such a pretty day we decided to take a walk,
And we had not gone ten steps before I knew
That you and I are long past the point of no return.

Hand in hand we go
Still close, still loving,
Still looking and over-looking
The flaws we hide from others.

Side by side we move,
Sometimes closer, sometimes farther apart
Because of ways we read and talk,
Agree and disagree.

Step by step we advance against the cynics,
Those all-knowings who honestly think
Marriage is dead.

But how can marriage be dead
In a world I choose to walk with you?
How can marriage be dead
So long as we still seek, still cling, still want each other?

So at this corner of your life,
Stop and listen to me now, my love,
I still seek,
I still cling,
I still want
To walk the rest of the way with you.

In this uncertain world
This much I know for certain:
I still love you.

To My Husband

Who looks across a crowded room
and knows with just a glance
The things my heart is feeling
in every circumstance?

Who holds me when I’m feeling blue
and listens to my woes,
Then hugs my heart with gentle words
until that feeling goes?

Who knows me by the things I say,
and more by what I hide,
But loves me with the promise
that he’ll stay right by my side?

Who comforts and protects me,
no matter what life brings-
It’s You, the man who fills my life
with a million happy things.

What is a Husband?

A husband is that special man
They you yourself picked out
As being nice to be around
And nice to thing about.

He’s the one
Who has that special way
Of being dear and sweet,
The one who makes
Your life worthwhile,
Your happiness complete.

A husband
Makes you feel so proud
And glad to be his wife
That he and his love
Will always be
Your greatest joy in life.


(Barbara T. Grimes)

“What a shame,” they said.
“And the two other girls are both
so pretty.”
“Good thing she’s smart,” they said.
And she was smart.
When she grew up she married
a man who never saw her as less
than lovely.
By the time she’d loved him
for thirty-five years
she was beautiful.

Why I Love You

I love you, dear
For all you are
And everything you do,
For dreaming dreams
Along with me
And helping them come true.
I love you for
The happiness
You’ve brought into my life
I love you, dear
For you’ve made me
The world’s happiest wife.


(Naomi Russell)

For years I’ve wondered why
you wouldn’t let me give away
that old wool cardigan.
The shoulders sag,
the elbows bulge,
the edges fray,
and every time I wash it
it becomes a duller gray.

But then, today, when I was cold
I put it on
and all at once I knew
the reason that it holds so much
appeal for you.
I felt a kind of coziness
I hadn’t felt before
and I was grateful for it . . .
and for something more:
I suddenly began
to realize how fortunate I was
to have a man
who holds to what he likes
and can’t be tempted into trying
something new–
which may not be
as warm and satisfying.

Who But Me?

Who but me knows
You sleep on your left side
And wake on your right?

Who but me knows
You like to sing in the shower
And hum in the car?

Who but me knows
You like shirts no starch
And girls the same way?

Who but me knows
You complain about your back
And my cooking?

Who but me knows . . .

Katie Lee and Willie Gray

(Josie R. Hunt or J. H. Pixley)

Two brown heads with tossing curls,
Red lips shutting over pearls,
Bare feet, white and wet with dew,
Two eyes black, and two eyes blue;
Little girl and boy were they,
Katie Lee and Willie Grey.

They were standing where a brook,
Bending like a shepherd’s crook,
Flashed its silver, and thick ranks
Of willow fringed its mossy banks;
Half in thought and half in play,
Katie Lee and Willie Grey.

They had cheeks like cherry red;
He was taller–‘most a head;
She, with arms like wreaths of snow,
Swung a basket to and fro
As she loitered half in play,
Chattering to Willie Grey.

“Pretty Katie,” Willie said–
And there came a dash of red
Through the brownness of his cheek–
“Boys are strong and girls are weak,
And I’ll carry, so I will,
Katie’s basket up the hill.”

Katie answered with a laugh,
“You shall carry only half;”
And then, tossing back her curls,
“Boys are weak as well as girls.”
Do you think that Katie guessed
Half the wisdom she expressed?

Men are only boys grown tall;
Hearts don’t change much, after all;
And when, long years from that day,
Katie Lee and Willie Grey
Stood again beside the brook,
Bending like a shepherd’s crook,

Is it strange that Willie said,
While again a dash of red
Crossed the brownness of his cheek,
“I am strong and you are weak;
Life is but a slippery steep,
Hung with shadows cold and deep.

“Will you trust me, Katie dear–
Walk beside me without fear?
May I carry, if I will,
All your burdens up the hill?
And she answered with a laugh,
“No, but you may carry half.”

Close beside the little brook
Bending like a shepherd’s crook,
Washing with its silver hands
Late and early at the sands,
Is a cottage, where today
Katie lives with Willie Grey.

In a porch she sits, and lo!
Swings a basket to and fro,
Vastly different from the one
That she swung in years agone.
This is long and deep and wide,
And has rockers at the side.

Songs about Husbands and Wives

  • All-American Husband – Peggy Sue (1970)
  • Dreams of the Everyday Housewife – Glen Campbell (1968)
  • Friend, Lover, Wife – Johnny Paycheck (1978)
  • Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife – Claude King (1969)
  • Good Enough to Be Your Wife – Jeannie C. Riley (1971)
  • Good Wife, The – Jane Wiedlin (2000)
  • Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife – Wright and Paisley (2000)
  • Husbands and Wives – Brooks and Dunn (1998)
  • I Got a Wife – The Mark IV (1959)
  • My Wife, the Dancer – Lou Monte (1970)
  • My Woman, My Woman, My Wife – Marty Robbins (1970)
  • She’s a Housewife That’s All – Arlie Duff (1953)
  • Soldier’s Wife, A – Roxie Dean (2005)

Songs about Marriage

  • After Twenty Years of Marriage – Bill Engvall (2002)
  • Gentlemen Marry Brunettes – Johnny Desmond (1955)
  • I Married the Gal With the Cycle – Charlie Ryan (1961)
  • I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie and the Hi-Lites (1962)
  • I’m a Married Man – Red River Dave McEnery (1957)
  • If I Would Marry You – Tammi Terrell (1964)
  • It’s Delightful to Be Married – Giselle MacKenzie (1956)
  • Let’s Pretend We’re Not Married Tonight – Haggard and Williams (1983)
  • Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra (1956)
  • Marriage Made in Heaven – Bob Crewe (1977)
  • Marriage-Type Love – Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy (1958)
  • Married I Can Always Get – Teddi King (1956)
  • Married Men – Bette Midler (1979)
  • Married Women – Sonny Curtis (1981)
  • Matrimony – Whiskeytown (1995)
  • Most People Get Married – Patti Page (1962)
  • Not Too Young to Get Married – The Raindrops (2006)
  • Old-Fashioned Matrimony in Mind – Wayne Raney (1950)
  • She Thinks That She’ll Marry – Judy Rodman (1987)
  • She Wants to Marry a Cowboy – Louie Allen (2006)
  • Then She’ll Marry – Judy Rodman (1986)


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