Marriage Moats-Tiny Stitches @ http://archive.aweber.com/marriagemoats/DSkVg/h/Marriage_Moats_Tiny_Stitches.htm
I encourage you to click on the link and read the whole post but I love what is written here about comparing the creation of an heirloom quilt with a long lasting marriage:
“An heirloom marriage is made of small pieces too: a wink across the table, an appreciative text message, a salad brought to your honey at lunch, a sharp comment swallowed. These little gestures are what coax the three of you... husband, wife, and your commitment inside... to cling together over a lifetime. Hundreds of toe sized pieces, and thousands of stitches holding a relationship together over the decades are more resilient than a few flashy big ones.
If you want to create an heirloom marriage there are no short cuts. You will need to clock in thirty thousand hours over half a century. It is impossible to crank one out without an investment of time.”