On Sunday, Smoochy and I will celebrate our dirty dozen - 12 years of wedded bliss!
It is unbelievable to me that we have spent the last 18 years of our lives together – 12 as husband and wife. In my mind’s eye he is still the big jock sitting to my left in Pharmacology class passing notes trying to get me to talk to him(oh yeah, he was smooth!) And I’m sure he still sees me as a sweet young coed rocking gold chains, a printed rayon top, suede shorts and tights! How quickly we have grown from college students to a young married couple to new parents to being settled, working parents to the world’s best Lovegirl. He’s always had my back and I hope he’d tell you that I’ve always had his.
Our wedding reading was from Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet” and I think I’ll share it with y’all ~ enjoy!
Then Almitra spoke again and said, “And what of Marriage, master?”
And he answered saying:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
*If the world ends on 5.21.11. 12 years if it doesn’t :)
And this picture right here? Always makes me smile!