Marriage: October 2008 Archives

Eight years ago today

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I made the biggest promise of my life and pledged to be passionate and compromising until death parts us. I've read in the New Testament where it says that people are neither married nor given in marriage Up Yonder but I told Chris good luck in shaking my spooky specter off his leg anyway.

I've learned a lot about men and marriage these past eight years. Marriage is a lot like learning to walk with a leg that has a mind of its own. Sometimes you trip over each other and fall down. Eventually you get better at putting one before the other and making the whole walking thing work.

I don't care if it sounds sappy; if I had to make a mental list of the qualities I would ask for in a husband, I'd say that I've gotten more than I listed. And he just learned to iron.

"IF ever two were one then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife were happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor aught but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever."
- Anne Bradstreet

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