Sunday, October 14, 2007

Marriage

The prompt on the most recent Weekend Wordsmith is "Love."

The following snippet is from the celebration of our wedding in 2004:


Performing the rite of marriage does nothing to create love. The words in the ceremony only create a wedding when two people in love give them meaning over time, maintaining their commitment to each other through all the hardship and heartache unimagined when first falling in love.




7 comments:

Shephard said...

How very true.
~S

sister AE said...

Thanks, Shephard.

_Soulless_ said...

I adored the part where you've mentioned "unimagined." It's the 'realness' of it all kicking in in high gear.

Happy three years. ^_^

sophie said...

Lovely words. Having just celebrated our first year, I relate to everything--particularly the unimagined.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Soulless. We had been together 21 years before we were able to get married, so a wedding for us was an exciting legal formality, but not a new step in our relationship. We'll be celebrating 25 years in a few months.

Hello, Sophie. Congrats again on the one year. Thanks.

Stacy said...

Well said.

And thanks for the Homer Price tip ----- I just went to the school library and checked it out.

sm

sister AE said...

Thanks, Stacy.
And you're welcome - hope he likes it.