I agree with Elizabeth. You have a very pretty name.
Happiness is a choice you make everyday. If you find a mate with this same attitude, then 'Happily ever After' is probably in the cards for you.
It can happen. It happened to me. I married my best friend. We loved each other unconditionally, accepted each other's faults and strove hard to make each other happy. We always talked through issues and problems. If we can't agree, we agreed to disagree. I was very secure in my love for him and his for me and I know that whatever problems we may be faced with, I will be okay because he will always be there to support me. And he was til his last breath.
HI Alma Rose,
"Happily ever after" lasts till death do us apart if both husband and wife are centered in Christ. My parents were married for 57 years when my mother died, and I was married to my beloved husband for 21 years when he passed away in my arms. Even to his last breath he loved me and I loved him.
That is why I believe it is important to find a spouse who is centered on God. When our eyes are focussed on God and doing his will we move towards God. If two people are moving towards their God, how can they not be together happy ever after? That is why the Bible talks of not being yoked to an unbeliever. One can still be a Catholic yet they may not be focussed on the teaching of the church or in doing God' s will. I am surprised to see so many answering "NO" to to the questions surrounding our faith. There will be times when it is difficult but love is a commitment and a decision and God gives us the grace to remain in love if we pray for it and for each other.
There you've made a good distinction: LOVE can last forever.
"Happily Ever After"? Well, it comes and goes. Illness, money trouble, in-law trouble, job loss, bratty kids...it's a roller coaster.
But -- if you can regularly MAKE TIME for the TWO of you, so that these other things can't make you forget why you love each other...it works.
To all with annulled marriages.
If it was annulled then it never existed in the first place. In other words, you have not yet experienced a true marital union and have very much to look forward to.
An annulment in the Catholic Church is a declaration by the Church that a valid marriage did not exist between a couple, even though there was both a legal marriage in accord with state law and, to initial appearances, what seemed like a valid marriage. Technically, an annulment is a declaration of invalididty in the Catholic Church. An obstacle existed making a valid marriage impossible. There was not a permanent bond between the parties. The parties involved did not have a marriage as the Lord intended it to be.
These statements are from a document that answers general questions regarding annulments. Unfortunately, the source was not cited on this particular document