Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An anniversary

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 
-Lao Tzu


Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary.  Despite all the claims, it seems we did not wreck the institution of marriage, nor cause the decline of responsible child-bearing, nor  eradicate religious freedom, nor push the planets from their courses. Maybe next year.

But it continues to have an amazing impact on me. Recently, I posted this in the comments of another blog:

I can attest that the fact of marriage was revelatory to me. Yes, our long term relationship was strong, and we willingly worked to keep it so (since every relationship takes work). But with marriage, that work becomes something profound and beautiful, something that lifts us up beyond ourselves so that the "we" truly becomes greater than the sum of "you" and "me", and further weaves us into the tapestry of community in a way that simply living together never could.

Every day, I feel blessed to be married to my Beloved.

Blog note: this is the 1000th post here at FoJ. We're traveling, so blogging will be light from me for a while (though I've queued a couple of things up for you).

14 comments:

dr.primrose said...

Congrats, IT!

Grandmère Mimi said...

IT, blessings and congratulations to you and BP. May you have many more happy years together.

Despite all the claims, it seems we did not wreck the institution of marriage....

I'll drink to that. We celebrated our 50th anniversary last month. You did not wreck our marriage. And we've been in your company! We've met you and BP face to face!

Anonymous said...

Excellent and a bonus, BP is now Episcopalian! Yippee and IT continues to grow to be the friendly-to-all wonder for ALL to behold!

Leonardo Ricardo

it's margaret said...

Many many blessings upon you both --and, here's to next year!

Brother David said...

¡Felicidades Señoras!

Paul said...

What a joy! We are blessed by you and your love. So glad Mimi brought this occasion to my attention. Many blessings in the many years ahead.

susan s. said...

Congratulations to you both!

Cathy said...

Many congratulations to you both from me too and may there be many more blessed and happy years ahead :)

Marshall Scott said...

Blessings and congratulations to you both.

David@Montreal said...

Congratulation (even if a day late) to both of you.

IT i don't how often you're thanked for your unique gifts and integrity you bring to this whole 'Anglican dance, but we're all better/blessed for/by the unvarnished integrity of your posts. So make that Thank-you and Congratulations

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Congratulation for both of you

Jim said...

Warmest congratulations!

FWIW
jimB

klady said...

Congratulations to you both, and thank you so much for sharing your happiness with all of us, near and far.

Kathy

JCF said...

(Sorry I'm late---computer trouble!)

Mazel Tov!