Today is my parents’ 48th anniversary! That’s amazing any way you slice it, but especially in today’s world of easy divorce.
I learned so much about what makes a good marriage work just by watching my parents while I was growing up. I think I owe much of the strength and stability of my marriage to what I learned.
I thought today in honour of my parents that I would share some of my favourite quotes about marriage.
And finally my favourite Shakespeare Sonnet – Number 116
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Happy Anniversary Dad and Mom! I love you.