This is an older post being featured from my Archives as part of my celebration of ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING …
May 19, 2007 was the date I married my husband at a small ceremony in our back yard right here where we still live. We were joined by about 20 or so friends and family to celebrate our love together. I was united as one with the man I call my husband that day and that day was the day I couldn’t be broken. My husband and I had perma-grin all day and night long. My mother in law stayed to watch AJ (a baby at the time) and we were able to have fun and just enjoy our first night of being married. No honey moon, no long vacation, we had to get back to our working lives that following Monday but we enjoyed every moment we had together that first two days of being married.
As I think back to our wedding day I recall home made wine created by my Dad, smiling faces and oh a story that I must tell at another time regarding my daughter never attending a wedding and freaking when Justin smooshed cake in my face! (the poor little girl) What I don’t remember is the song my father walked me down the aisle too, and I don’t feel too bad about it since my husband can’t even recall the song. We didn’t have a dance at a reception party, we simply all mingled together in our garage while having a few drinks and simply being ourselves together as husband and wife.
The last few months have been some challenging ones for my married life situation and while looking for answers on what to do, what to think and where to go from here I found on our server a file called “Bran and Justin’s Wedding Stuff” and so I clicked it open and found what opened my eyes to what love is all about … it was our wedding poem. Like I said we don’t recall our song we played while I was walked down the aisle but what we also forgot was our wedding poem that we shared as part of our ceremony when we were united as one. I would like to share with you this wedding poem and it’s written by someone called Richard S (at least according my internet searches):
The Key To Love
The key to love is understanding…
The ability to comprehend not only the spoken word,
But those unspoken gestures,
The little things that say so much by themselves.
The key to love is forgiveness…
To accept each others faults and pardon mistakes,
Without forgetting, but with remembering
What you learn from them.
The key to love is sharing…
Facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together;
Both conquering problems, forever searching for ways
To intensify your happiness.
The key to love is giving…
Without thought of return,
But with the hope of just a simple smile,
And by giving in but never giving up.
The key to love is respect…
Realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas; that you don’t belong to
That you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.
The key to love is inside us all…
It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients that will take you to its threshold;
It is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work…but the rewards are more than worth the effort…
And that is the key to love.