I did not quite understand the significance of that special day
From willfully independent to eternally united
I became part of something more than what I could be on my own
I became a wife
Nothing could have prepared me for that day
Or all the days to follow, I suppose
But hand in hand, excited and hopeful, we blissfully began this journey together
With each day and year, the significance of that special day sinks deeper into our souls
Through vigilant choices and actions
Together we bend heaven and earth to keep those special promises we made
We are becoming of one heart and one mind (united)
The future is unknown
But hand in hand, excited and hopeful, we happily continue this journey together
In reflection over the past two years, I seem to more profoundly understand the value of marriage and what my marriage means to me. One of the most touching explanation of marriage I have ever found is an article from Elle magazine a few months before our wedding. Entitled “Till Whatever Do Us Part” the author attempts to explore the meaning of a lifetime commitment in an age when instant gratification trumps endurance and our obsession with taking our “happiness temperature”.
“The point of living isn't to be in a perpetual state of fairy-tale ecstasy; it's to find the meaning of life, the meaning of your life. And the point of marriage, I think, is to create meaning, with every happy and sad memory, every hardship overcome, every kind act, every moment of acceptance, every triumph, every child, grandchild, pet, and friend you accumulate ¬together. The point of staying married until you die is to have a witness to your whole life, to the meaning you built. In the end, you can look at your spouse and say: Somebody knew me—and I knew them.”
Christopher, thanks for adding meaning to my life.
Happy 2nd Anniversary!!! I love you!