Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while probably know I am totally wowed by Rachel Cornell, also known as the ProNagger. Her “nagging” and her tips, tools, and online support communities keep me on track with both my day job and my marriage writing. I can’t thank her enough.
You may not know Rachel is married to a very accomplished painter, Matthew Cornell. His paintings can be found at Arcadia Fine Arts in NY and at Quidley & Co. in Boston and Nantucket. You should know this, maybe even take a peak at some of those marvelous paintings, before you read what follows.
Matthew’s father, Donald, posted something yesterday on Rachel’s Daily Nag Facebook page that brought tears to my eyes and yet another amazing answer to the question Why Be Married? I have been granted permission to share it with you.
For someone who was not given a perfect body you are the most uplifting, positive person I’ve ever known. You have helped Matthew in so many ways. He has talent to be sure, but he also has someone behind the scenes that won’t let him not to believe in himself. Those who toil in the creative fields must have enormous confidence and passion for their work. Its different than those who draw a paycheck from the state. Matthew is only as good as his last painting. But he has you whispering in his ear these words we all love to hear….you can do it….you’re the best….its fantastic. I love you Rachel….the day you and Matthew met was a blessed day and together I hope you can share a wonderful life. God bless you both.
Why be married? For the creative boost…and for the love of the people who love your spouse.