Christmas Standard Delivery Deadline 12/18
: :
Get up to 50% Off! Code: MXSHIP Ends: 12/12 Details
Apply
  1. Help

A Kiss to build a Dream on

Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.

A Kiss to build a Dream on - Page Text Content

S: Traill & Michelle Howman - 14th September 2013

BC: Traill & Michelle Howman | This book was created using Mixbook creative publishing service 2013. The books author Pamela Schmidt retains sole copyright to her contributions to this book.

FC: A Kiss To Build A Dream On

1: Apache Blessing Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years, May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth. Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulties and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, Remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong. In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives - remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.

2: Edward Howman Janet Howman | Grandparents are the ...

3: Ian Hayes Wilmer Hayes | ... footsteps of future generations.

4: To our Son Traill .. .. you were born on 29th September 1983... Totally unaware of the great joy you brought your Dad and I. You arrived early in the morning at 5.15am. Our little miracle, our very own! We thought you were beautiful, so perfect. That was a very precious time in our lives, to have another gorgeous son being born into our world. You were born at Mbuya Nehanda nee ‘Lady Chancellor’ maternity home. Great changes were taking place in the Rhodesian Government and we were embracing a new life with a new baby, and ‘life’ as we knew it, would be changed forever! You were always an easy, placid, happy baby... you fit right into our little family, just balancing it out perfectly. However things really changed when you became a teenager! From being the child who always kept close to me, suddenly you became a teenager who wanted to be independent and try everything new and exciting, which of course gave us many grey hairs! From the first time I took you to play school; you locked yourself in the car not to be coaxed out until we promised you a special treat. Protesting a few times thereafter you eventually settled into school life with vigour. We were informed by the teachers that you were a chatterbox at school, especially with the girls! You loved your sports, tennis, swimming and athletics and did well in the high jump. You had four very special friends, Lennie, Winston, Martin and Tyron at junior school and spent much time together getting up to mischief! You always amazed us with your enquiring mind; We remember One night you woke up crying and I went through to see why. You sat up in bed and said “Mom did you hear me dreaming?” Even though you were reluctant to go to Peter House boarding school, you did settle in and told us after school that you were glad we sent you there as you always had your friends company and never got bored. You then progressed from rugby to roller blading which became your favourite pastime... our tennis court was never the same! You and Heath even started a roller blade hockey team at school! Everything was done at full speed; you progressed from a wooden horse, plastic motor bike and two wheeler bike to roller blades, Mountain climbing, skiing and motorbikes!!! To our horror! A miracle happened when you contracted malaria in your “O” level year at school which was then complicated by encephalitis, the doctors did not expect you to recover but after a long stay in ICU, lots of prayers from family and friends you recovered.

5: We thank God every day that he did not take you from us!!!! He gave you back to us for many more happy times together.Then came our big move to Australia, a new school for you and after an adjustment period you became enmeshed with wonderful friends and you thrived. You met Michelle soon after arriving in Australia, and hit it off from the start. However you put your head down & attended university, travelled the world most every year, partied... a little too much!..... however we knew you were sensible and we had faith that you would return to us. As love would have it you found Michelle again after several years apart. Traill we are delighted, and welcome Michelle to the Howman family. We feel she is the perfect partner for you with her sensible, down to earth qualities. She has brought you contentment. If there is one piece of advice about marriage that Dad and I would like to leave with you, it is this:- 1 Corinthians 13.... Love.. “And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” We give you both our richest blessings and pray that God will guide you on your journey together. With our love Dad & Mom

6: Traill Hayes Howman 29th September 1983

8: Arthur Harris Silvette Harris | Grandparents make the world

9: Cecil Millar Nancy Millar | a little softer.. a little kinder.. a little warmer.

10: To our Daughter Michelle Through the years we have had such wonderful times and cherished moments watching you grow up on "Limbeck Farm" Glendale Zimbabwe. Surrounded by your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Truly amazing years for you as a child growing up with all this family. Experiencing farming in all its different levels, planting, harvesting, cotton picking, lifting potatoes, riding on trailers clambering over cotton bales and hiding amongst grain bags, roaring around on motorbikes and many fun sleep overs. Our holidays with family and friends to "Spurwing" Kariba, all the amazing wildlife and close calls, Troutbeck, South Africa, Mozambique and Mauritius and more are your memories forever. Your tremendous care for people started at a very young age, with your sister and brother and we saw it develop as you grew into this beautiful caring talented girl. You had very strong feelings to help people, especially those with very little, an amazing emotion for one so young, but it has made you a strong and caring person, one that we are so proud of. Leaving Zimbabwe was a huge moment for our family and you embraced the move, made new friends and continued with your education graduating with two degrees. Your travels overseas, experiences and new friendships helped ground you and instill in you the wonderful thing we call family and home. We are so proud of you our very special "Crickey" and know that meeting Traill was a very important moment in your life, which years later is now finally uniting you both into the wonderful world of love and marriage. We welcome Traill into our family and feel truly blessed to have him in all our lives and all of his family too. The words of this Love poem are for you both

11: Love is giving, not taking, Mending, not breaking, Trusting, believing, Never deceiving, Patiently bearing And faithfully sharing Each joy, every sorrow, Today and tomorrow. Love is kind, understanding, But never demanding. Love is constant, prevailing, Its strength never failing. A promise once spoken For all time unbroken, Loves time is forever. We wish that your marriage will be blessed by Gods love. May it be your guide to continue to be in love with each other for the rest of your lives. God bless All our love Mum and Dad

12: Michelle Louise Harris 4th December 1984

14: Traill's Christening 1984

16: Michelle's Christening 1984

18: Every child begins the world again..

21: Sugar and spice and all things nice .. That's what little girls are made of ....

23: There is nothing more magical than the surprise of being loved.. it is God's finger on man's shoulder

24: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.

26: The Howman

27: Family

28: The Harris Family

30: Mauritius, Inyanga, Chimanimani, Levonga, Durban, Kariba, Zambezi River, Victoria Falls. | Howman Family Holidays

32: Harris Family Vacations | South Africa, Mauritius, Chirundu, Kariba, Victoria Falls..

34: Howman Christmas' - Zimbabwe

35: Howman Christmas' - Australia | "Christmas is a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends."

36: Christmas is Love, with all the trimmings at the Harris'

39: Traills' School Days Highlands School, Peterhouse Boys & Concordia College

40: Michelles' School Days Barwick School, Lomagundi School & Concordia College

42: From 1st year celebrations to 21st celebrations.. | Some occasions that Traill celebrated..

43: Traills' Formal Celebrating Heath & Kates' wedding.. with Karen, Granny Billie, & Ryan | The Howmans' Citizenship "When we become Aussies' "

44: Some Happy Celebrations for Michelle | 1st Birthday 2nd Birthday 21st Birthday

45: Michelles' Formal | Michelles' Nursing graduation

47: Traills Activities “Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”

52: Traills' Travels | Argentina | Now this is the place to be... | Brazil | Hollywood | Vic Falls | Canada | Dan & Traill Brazil

53: Peru | Whistler.. Summer time | Niagra | Bolivia | Mexico | Mt.Whistler

54: Michelles' Journeys | The London Eye | France with Holly & Dee | Pompeii Italy | Venice | Venice | Colosseum Rome | Loch Ness | Scotland | Scottish Borders

55: Switzerland | Germany | Scotland Arthurs seat | Glacier Switzerland | Moulin Rouge | France | Sunshine Coast

56: To my dear little brother Traill, It’s taken me a really long time to think of what to write to suitably express my thoughts and feelings. Growing up with a little brother like you was all I could have ever wanted. You are the ying to my yang and we compliment one another in so many ways. Your placid and easy-going nature allowed you to endure year after year of 'cyclone' Heath and you were my first best friend. Some famous old duck once said that “Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way”. I like that quote because it was certainly true for me and it reminds me how much I have learnt from you. Like how indulging ones kleptomaniac tendencies can only end in tears, and of course, how much tormenting someone can take, before they punch you fair in the nose. Knowing that you have had my back through every challenge of my life creates a feeling that words could never describe. I know that you stood up for me when others were less than supportive during my hyperactive youth and I’ve never actually told you what that means to me. You were by my side when we moved to Australia and played a major role in helping this new country feel like home. I’ve honestly never felt more heart-broken than the time that you were so very sick. I’m not the best at talking about feelings, but reflecting on the way I felt when I almost lost my best friend makes me realise that life is fragile and unpredictable. It’s important to tell people how we really feel while we have the chance. So I’m going to step outside my comfort zone here and say it now. Traill, you are not just my brother, but my first and greatest friend. Your friendly and easy-going nature and energy for life inspires me and I thank God everyday that you are my brother. I love you, respect you, and want to thank you for being all that you are, particularly the way you love and nurture Josh and Isabel. They are truly blessed to have such a wonderful uncle and I know they will learn a lot from you and Michelle. It’s a bold step to get married. takes courage to choose a person and to entrust that one person with your future. I’m certainly no expert on marriage, but I do know from experience that if you marry your best friend, you can be fairly confident that the marriage will endure whatever challenges life throws at you. That’s it – all the advice I have to give. And it’s obvious that you and Michelle are best friends, so congratulations on finding and marrying your best friend and thank you for bringing such a beautiful, amazing person into our family. Love you Bro ... Heath

58: Dear Michelle I have always believed that everyone has a soul mate, and that part of our journey and adventure here is finding him or her. Sometimes we have to dig a little deeper to find him or her, but the beauty of life is that when you do everything changes. Life suddenly becomes ... "life"... Michelle, you met your soul mate. You met your perfect other half or as I like to say, your puzzle piece. You fit beautifully together and it is evident when anyone is with you. As your brother and sister We wish for you many things in life. But now in particular, as we watch you marry the man of your dreams, we want to give you some wishes; We wish many lifetimes of happiness for you and Traill. We wish many children. We wish laughter and happiness and good times. We wish hugs upon hugs. We wish health and peace to you both. We wish you a life together filled with promises and dreams fulfilled. And we wish you a happily-ever-after. We are so proud of you. And love you more than anything. All our love Theresa and Patrick

60: "Love makes you do the wacky." | And Dress Up Is Their Thing... | SuperMan.. had NOTHING on Traill | “Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ”

61: "Love makes you do the wacky."

62: Friends .. Old & New " | Believing the best about others, and offering time, support, and friendship shows the capacity for trust."

64: Holidays & Camping | Water Skiing | Fraser Island | Golden Days Festival. Coolum | Fraser Sunset | Coolum | Perth | Cotton Tree | Perth

65: Fraser Island | Fraser Island | Noosa North Shore | Coolmunda Dam | Bunya Mountains | Double Island Point | Relaxing | Lake Cootharaba

66: Many things in life will catch your eye but only a few photo's will capture your heart. | Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time..

67: To find someone who will love you for no reason...

68: The Secret | Secrets On The Lake | Secrets on the lake | Secrets on the lake | Secrets on the lake | the lake secrets

69: Is Out .. | Secrets on the lake | Secrets on the lake | lake secrets | lake the on secrets | lake the on secrets | the ring

70: TH | An Engagement Celebration

71: MH | "I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love." | MH

72: ................................................................... | Kitchen Tea

73: Dearest Michelle and Traill May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you; May you see your children's children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings, May you know nothing but happiness From this day forward. May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home And may the hand of a friend always be near. May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you. All our love always Nana and Popops

76: wedding Party

77: Bride | Groom | Michelle Louise Harris | Traill Hayes Howman | Maid of Honor | Best Man | Theresa Westaway | Heath Howman | Janine McGuggon Janine Holm Audra Dixon | Bridesmaids | Warren Games Daniel Hay Grant Kent | Groomsmen | Wedding Party

78: to love and to cherish | St Matthews Father Ray Clifton

79: " To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten. "

80: Adora Downs Wedding Reception

83: To open my heart with

84: Marriage tips for the happy couple | ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................

85: Marriage tips for the happy couple | ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................

86: Marriage tips for the happy couple | ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................

87: Marriage tips for the happy couple | ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................

88: Marriage tips for the happy couple | ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................

89: Marriage tips for the happy couple | ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................

Sizes: mini|medium|large|jumbo
Default User
  • By: Pam S.
  • Joined: almost 4 years ago
  • Published Mixbooks: 1
No contributors

About This Mixbook

  • Title: A Kiss to build a Dream on
  • Wedding coffee table book for Traill & Michelle. Their times in life together leading up to their wedding.
  • Tags: None
  • Published: over 3 years ago

Get up to 50% off
Your first order

Get up to 50% off
Your first order