“I didn’t marry you because you were perfect.
I didn’t even marry you because I loved you.
I married you because you gave me a promise.
That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine.
Two imperfect people got married and it was
the promise that made the marriage.
And when our children were growing up
it wasn’t a house that protected them;
and it wasn’t our love that protected them –
it was that promise.” ~ Thornton Wilder ~
I really like this simple little comment.
Today it was found in a group of quotes and
It makes so much sense to me.
I had no concept of this kind of love when we got married.
Oh as a teen I watched the young and restless or
One life to live soap opera.
Those were all pretend not real in your face relationships.
I hear my 15 year old grand daughter say to me,
“grandma he knows I love him and he loves me.”
And I pause and choose to not say to her,
“you really have no concept of that love.”
The power of a promise means from year to year,
in good times and in bad, in happy times and in sad,
I will stay with you and only you.
You are the one who fills me with joy and contentment.
You are the one I am comfortable with and who
has challenged me to walk this journey with…together.
We promise to continue this path we began till we
no longer can walk it.
Our journey and our promise continues.
Till the promise is over and we are too old to walk it together.