A lovely day for us today: my husband and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
Many people have remarked upon this milestone, and even we have moments when the scope of this leaves us a little dazed.
If I were to say anything about the longevity of a marriage I think it would be that the fabric of married life is much like the lace of my gauntlets in the photo. A couple works the threads of their lives into a pattern. Sometimes the pattern is a mystery to them, sometimes they see it readily. Sometimes the threads snarl or break. Sometimes their skill is evident, sometimes their clumsiness. Sometimes outside forces rip into their work, sometimes they tear it themselves.
Always, the best results come to those who believe, to paraphrase St. Paul, "Love always wins."
Happy Anniversary Gerry.
[[Photo: Newly-minted Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McCoy, St. James the Less Catholic Church, Columbus, Ohio, 1981]]