This year is our 42nd anniversary, but I thought I would re-post the poem I wrote for our 40th.
40 Years of I Do’s
He said will you, and I said I will;
we said I do, and we did
We said I do through the death of a child and a motorcycle wreck;
through a son’s car crash and a son’s heart crash;
through disappointments and unmet expectations,
and surpassed pleasures,
through lots of tears—from both laughter and pain.
I forgive, I love, I do.
We said I do through losses,
job changes, friend changes, geography changes, and physical changes,
baby boys and grandbaby joys;
and the years piled higher, one on another, as the I do’s piled higher still.
Our hair is thinner—mine more than his.
Our waists are thicker—mine more than his.
But for all the time gone by in a breath,
we said I do,
and we have said it for 40 years.