Wednesday, February 18, 2009

God willing and the Primates notwithstanding ...

... three years ago this very day we began officially living happily ever after.

I posted a blog that morning ... "Live from Wedding Central" ... and then off we went to celebrate the love that brought us together in the warm embrace of 400 of our closest friends, relatives and parishioners in a liturgy of word and sacrament that continues to be a source of blessing to our already-blessed lives together.

In these three years we have grieved the loss of my mother, survived both General Convention in Columbus & Lambeth Conference in Canterbury AND the longest presidential primary in the history of the world.

We have buried two sweet cats and one beloved dog and brought a new puppy into our family.

We white-knuckled our way through the 15-month deployment of my older son in Iraq and we commiserated with my younger son on the challenges of getting and keeping a job in this impossible economy.

We celebrated getting a new washer and dryer and argued over whether we really needed new curtains in the guest room.

We worked together to try to defeat Propostion 8 here in California and mourned together when bigotry prevailed at the ballot-box (and we're not done yet!!)

It's called "having a life" ... not to be confused with "a lifestyle" -- and today we're celebrating the joy of having someone to share that life with ... the good and the bad, the in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part.

Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will, and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their life. Amen.



29 comments:

Two Auntees said...

Happy Anniversary!! We wish you many more years of wedded bliss.

susankay said...

Happy Anniversary -- what a beautiful couple and how much love is there in that picture.

it's margaret said...

Happy Anniversary! And may you continue to share blessings for a very long time!

kathleen said...

Happy Wed day! Three years and you still look so blissed out. Is that because there's only one letter difference from "blessed?" You must make a lot of people turn their heads and say..."I'll have what they're having"

Ann said...

Happy Day --- party on.

Cany said...

Congrats, you two!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary! That's three down and many, many more to go! May God continue to bless the life you share together and the life you share with all!

holyfoolishness said...

Congrats!

Lee M. Davenport said...

Many, many, many congratulations!!!

SCG said...

Happy anniversary to you! May you be blessed with many more years together.

DavidJustinLynch said...

May God bless you and yours always and forever. I will pray for your mutual happiness. Jesus has won again!

Micahman said...

Happy Anniversary..both of you and many years...Eric and I just celebrated our fifth on December 15. Being loved is wonderful. M

IT said...

awesome. Congratulations on living a LIFE with LOVE!!!!

IT

(The magic word is courk, so I hope you pop one!)

Song in my Heart said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!

Team Serrins Springfield said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your listing of the major events of your last three years together. Yes, there is always good and always bad and having the person you love with you always makes both that much better.

Bruno said...

Happy Anniversary!!
What a joyous day that was, and my how time flies.
Bruno & Jerry

David said...

Amen Susan
and Happy Blessed Anniversary to the both of you

David@Montreal

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Happy Anniversary! Do stay on the path!

Jim said...

Happy anniversary.

FWIW
jimB

Lindy said...

Congratulations and many more!

john said...

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy


ANNIVERSARY!

:-)

Nana's Quilts said...

With very good wishes, today and always.
Marne

crystal said...

Happy Anniversary :)

Wormwood's Doxy said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short (as usual!), but wanted to send warmest wishes and congratulations to you both!

Pax,
Doxy

Lorian said...

Clap, clap, clap!!!

Happy Anniversary!

Much love,

Lorian & Darcie, Ruth & Rose

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Party on, dudettes, party on. It's the best revenge for not being able to be legally married.

JCF said...

Mazel Tov! :-D

Pat Klemme said...

Happy Anniversary, you beautiful and beloved couple! Many more to come by the grace of God. Whom God has joined together, let no Supreme Court put asunder. Amen!

John said...

Happy Anniversary! Many, many more!