Monday, April 24, 2017

“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”

~ Homer, The Odyssey

Eighteen years ago, on this day, everything changes.

We arrive at the church early–Gerry and I–dressed in our finery, ready to begin a new chapter, and intending to start our life together the right way. We are the only two people in the building when we stand face-to-face at the front of the sanctuary, join hands, bow our heads, and pray. We ask God to bless our pending marriage and recommit ourselves to Him and one another.

A short while later, in front of a few friends and family, we are joined as husband and wife. When we were planning the day I maintained I wanted no fuss and would be just as happy to marry in the pastor’s office; in the end I’m glad Gerry insisted on a simple wedding ceremony.

Today, we are going to head out and do something together and it will be simple, satisfying, and sweet. The same way we started this journey eighteen years ago.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Happy Anniversary. A beautiful photo of you both. Enjoy your special day.

  2. You look as though you can hardly contain your joy, Linda! Your wedding sounds like your photos, simple but elegant. Happy Anniversary to you and Gerry.

  3. Congratulations to you both!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you both!

    1. Thanks so much, Karen!

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