The topic this week, chosen for us by Conrad, will be very much on his mind right now as he prepares for the marriage of his son Clay.
A marriage is built on the strength of the two who build it.
The commitment, the honesty and the trust that a lasting marriage requires must be given freely, wholly, and without reservation.
Commitment cannot be demanded, respect cannot be forced, dedication cannot be faked, and trust cannot be taken.
“I, Marie, take you Jack, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death us do part”.
On the day, I said it, and meant it. Unfortunately, I was the one left behind when death parted us.
Part of me died with him, but as long as Elly walks this earth, Jack’s spirit lives on.
It was a marriage built on love, laughter and fun.
Jack was my husband, teacher, my soul-mate and friend.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last- more than passion or even sex!