Celebrating marriage

September 24, 2009

In approximately two months, Joseph and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We will be taking a group of people to the sunny island of Barbados (where Joseph was born). Of course it will be coupled with a road race. For those of you who know our family we are all about track and field and road races.

To commemorate our 25th, I have written a book entitled The Joy of Being Married… All year long I have been celebrating marriage and have wanted to shout from the rooftops what a joy it is to be married to Joseph. Then I thought what is the best way to let others know about the joy of being married; beside the book is to write this Blog. But I digress. The fire that really motivated me to write this blog was when I was watching MSNBC and a commercial came on advertising a website. I really thought the website had something to do with marriage, but instead it was promoting “having an affair” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. (Of course I won’t give the name and contibute to providing publicity to this hideous site). I said to myself, that is enough. It is time that someone heard from the other side — from those of us who love their husbands and wives and their marriage — So here I am.

This Blog will from time to time celebrate those of us who have been married ten or more years to the same person. This Blog is not for those people who identify themselves as gay or lesbian. I will have something to say about those people at a later date, but for now for those of us who value their spouse and the sanctity of their vows and their marriage, this is a discussion for you. — Good on you, keep up the good work. Isn’t it great to know that you stuck it out despite all the obstacles and nay sayers? I find in my marriage that the more the years pass the more I love and cherish Joseph. That is due in part to the fact that I am getting to know him more and more each day and I love what I am finding out.

When we first married, I hardly knew as much about him as I know now and all the things that I did know, I can’t say I liked. However back then I was trying to impress him as he was me. But not it is not about impressing; it is more about sustaining and enjoying the ride.

So for those of you who are married for the long haul stay tuned, this is going to be fun.

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