Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary

On Marriage

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

(Kahlil Gibran)

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Happy 23 years together and 19 years married, hubba hubby. From Betsy the purple maverick to Ed the Turbo Boogie Van to Coleman the tent trailer - we've come a long way, baby.


Natalie said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary to two of the most lovelyestestest people I've never met. I hope I can someday...
I only know Cap'n Jack from what you've told me or written and... you know, I'm in love with him. :)

I'm pretty sure that says just about everything about your relationship.

So happy for you...

alison said...

To swooshy new home with romantic-as-hell bed...happy anniversary to you both!

Simply Hollie said...

Happy anniversary!! may your days together be good ones!

VENTL8R said...

19 years?

In a row??


I bow to you.

And I'd rather have the cool weather now that the baby furnace has kicked in. And with Jenna I was a 1x maternity. I've moved on to 2x womens - I've outgrown maternity tops!

Tanya said...

Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!!

Becca said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope that the next decade are just as adventurous!

KC said...

If after 23 yrs together and 19 of those were married... and STILL in love with each other - you have my utmost admiration. Happy anniversary to you both for your continued love and support of each other. May you see another 23 blissful and excitting years together!

Ciao bella,

mannyed said...

hope you guys have a beautiful day! happy anniversary!

Jeri said...

Happy happy joy joy!

Congrats to you both on your faith, commitment and love. :)

Jorge said...

Anyone sending the words of Kahlil Gibran to their hubby can't be all bad :-) Congratulations to you both. Be well,

cas said...

so the tough old bird has a squishy heart...

Imagine that.

Stepmonster said...

Happy Belated Anniversary.... I felt pretty proud to still be married after two years.

I sure have missed ya around... you and Natalie and Hollie are Blogger snobs... too good for Spaces now aren't ya.