Vows of Jon and Lynne

During the summer, Jon and Lynne shared these beautiful words with each other, may their words be an inspiration to you to write from your hearts,

I, Jon, take you, Lynne to be my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph, in times of poverty and times of abundance. I promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protest you, to comfort and encourage you, and stay with you for all eternity.

I, Lynne, take you Jon to be my husband. I promise to love you for all that you are. I promise to be with you for wherever the journey takes us, and to stand besides you for before all that life presents. I promise to be your soul mate, your heart mate. I promise to be your friend, you confidant, and your cheerleader. I promise to support your dreams, wishes and aspirations. I promise to be your best friend and always think of you as mine. I promise to love you forever.

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a magical story of life, mystery, healing, growth, transformation and love. The story is a beautiful metaphor for so many aspects of our lives and hearts as both individuals and as a couple. Frances Hodgson Burnett shares with us an intimate glimpse of forever and how it speaks to the heart of lovers.

“One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going
to live forever and ever and ever.

One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands alone and throws one’s head far back and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unknown things happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one’s heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun—which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands of years.

One knows it then for a moment or so.

And one knows it sometimes when
one stands by oneself in a wood at sunset and the mysterious deep gold stillness slanting through and under the branches seems to be saying slowly again and again
something one cannot quite hear, however much one tries.

Then sometimes
the immense quiet of the dark blue at night with millions of stars waiting and watching makes one sure;
and sometimes a sound of far-off music makes it true;
and sometimes
a look in someone’s eye.”

 

 

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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A Poem by Shelley

LOVE’S PHILOSOPHY
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single:
All things by a law divine
In another’s being mingle–
Why not I with thine?

See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

 

We thought this a lovely way to start a November morning!
Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Vows: Jennifer and James

Last weekend we celebrated the wedding of high school sweethearts whose lives went away from each other and came back 35 years later via Facebook. These are the vows James and Jennifer shared  in their ceremony, before their family and friends.

James’ Vows to Jennifer:

Jennifer,
Because of you
I dare to dream again.
Because of you:
I laugh,
I smile,
I live again.
Because of you, I look forward with great joy and excitement exploring our new life together and spending the rest of my life with you growing as a husband and wife should.
Today, I stand here with you. in front of our family and friends, vowing to love you with all my heart and soul.
I vow to support and comfort you through all of life’s ups and downs.
I offer you all that I am and to be true and faithful as long as we both shall live.
I love you.

 

Jennifer’s vows to James:

James, I found you in the midst of a very rough time in my life.
You were the strength that helped me through it.
When I cried, you wiped my tears and held me close, always assuring me you would always be there for me, for this I am grateful.
It’s funny how life is, in the midst of pain,
Love still finds its way to overcome and conquer and join hearts, for this I am grateful.

I love you James with all my heart and soul,
You are my partner, my friend, my confidante,
For this I am grateful.
Today I stand in front of you, and our family and friends vowing my love and commitment to our unity of marriage.
I also promise my hand will always be holding yours.
Standing besides you through all of life’s joys and life’s challenges.
For as long as we both shall live.
I love you

 

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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From Gifts from the Sea

A great book for reflection about relationships is Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s “Gift from the Sea”. This essay taken from the book, was a reading at Jennifer and Matt’s wedding in September.

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.

The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits – islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.”

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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From Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables’

This poem was used as a reading this past weekend during a wedding ceremony. A beautiful piece from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables’
“You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
The great acts of love are done by those
who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love.
Love is knowing that even when you are alone,
you will never be lonely again.
And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Loved for ourselves.
And even loved in spite of ourselves.”

 

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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A Marriage Blessing

A Blessing For A Marriage, by James Dillet Freeman

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.
May you always need one another — not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete. The valley does not make the mountain less, but more. And the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
May you want one another, but not out of lack.
May you entice one another, but not compel one another.
May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another.
May you succeed in all-important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.
May you look for things to praise, often say, “I love you!” and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.
May you enter into the mystery that is the awareness of one another’s presence — no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities.
May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.
May you have love, and may you find it loving one another

 

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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