shallow Wow. This opens up so many political posts it is unreal…except I don’t want to think about politics at all today.
Thirty-two years ago today I married my best friend.
That’s what I want to think about today. I want to think about the gentle smile on George’s face as I walked up the aisle to him. The warmth of his hands as he held mine. The love shining through his eyes as we turned to face our guests for the first time as man and wife.
There was nothing shallow about the feelings we all expressed and felt that day.
We’ve had ups and downs over the past 32 years…as do all couples. It is hard to live together and work together and raise children together without personality clashes and heated words. But, I think we have had fewer arguments than most couples I know. I can count on one hand (and still have fingers left over) the number of heated arguments in which we have participated.
One of the benefits of marrying one’s best friend is that you know each other..and have figured out how to disagree with hurting the other.
I look back at the places we have been, the people we have known and loved…….and the people that tried to cause problems. We never let them win. George and I have taken to heart the words of our vows and work at keeping them. And, NO, I NEVER promised to obey!
George convinced the preacher who officiated that there was no way on God’s green Earth that I would obey and please don’t try to make me say it! Amazingly, he didn’t. Instead, he grinned during the ceremony and said “do you, Suzan, take this man and promise to love and respect him” (and sotto voice) “and disobey as frequently as possible”.
Of course, I said yes!