3 years of marriage today.
I’m not really into PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) – particularly on things like Facebook, twitter and whatever the latest social media site there is. I figure I’d prefer to just talk to my husband, face to face, since we live together. But I’m making an exception for today, as I reflect on the last slightly crazy year of our lives together.
My experience of marriage is pretty amazing, and for this I feel incredibly blessed. I often feel like the reason we have it so ‘easy’ in our marriage, the reason it’s so good, is because of our joint mission. Our joint purpose. Our togetherness that comes from being ‘different’ from this world. In our wedding ceremony, Michael and I featured a poem we both love that reminds us of this…Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost.
So, what do I have to say after being married to my favourite person in the whole world for the past three years?
Michael, Thank you. The reality is a million times better than I could have imagined.
Thank you for choosing me over and over and over again.
Thank you for knowing me as well as you know yourself, and loving me anyway.
Thank you for sharing my vision for this world, so much so that it feels like a miracle.
Thank you for taking the road less travelled with me, and reminding me why we chose that path.
I love you.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu