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The Courage of David

No wonder I married EB.

I was a witness to an amazing display of courage and out right FAITH.

Eric did an amazing feat: he sang in front of many many people and a full orchestra.  Would the average person do that?  I think not.

Now let me share some background.  Eric has never had one voice lesson let alone a consultation.  Yet he went in front of hundreds of people, singing Handel’s Messiah which is not your average music, and singing along side three soloist that WERE trained and very gifted.

I was so proud of him sitting on that stage and singing like Pavarotti.

I was so proud of him agreeing to sing just because the director had a prompting or feeling that he should be one of the soloist.

I was so proud of him as I sat right in the front rows smiling my head off.

He reminded me of David going up against Goliath but this David had a killer voice, suit and black silk tie.

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To My Dear and Loving Husband

Background.

I found this poem during my eleventh grade English Lit class.  There is nothing else I remember from that class except maybe that my teacher seemed rather strange to get so excited about poetry.  Funny thing,  I LOVE poetry now.  I especially love this poem that I kept for my future husband. I’m not sure I quite understood the language and why the author said what she did back in that English class.  But now, as I have been married to the best husband for almost 23 years, I feel the soul of this poem even more.

It is my sweet hubby’s birthday today and this is my tribute to him, my “bestest” friend.

EB, you are so good to me and the children and we are blessed beyond reason with having you in our lives.  Please know I am striving to be the kind of companion you deserve.  Someday I’ll write a poem for you and wrap it up with a big huge red bow, but today, I’ll just use what I saved from years and years ago.  Happy Birthday Honey!

To My Dear and Loving Husband     

by Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.

If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;

If ever wife was happy in a man,

compare with me, ye women, if you can.

I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold

Or all the riches that the East doth hold.

My love is such that rivers cannot quench,

Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.

Thy love is such I can no way repay,

The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.

Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere

That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Fragile Day

I am so worn down. I am fragile…no sleep…no JS time…no cave time to figure out game plan to keep my plates spinning.  I run from one fire to the next–my body is in stress mode all the time and my adrenals are shot. THEREFORE I am unable to emotionally handle things like I could before.  BUT GOOD NEWS—I am growing big muscles for the future.

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