My lover is…the best of ten thousand men…and I desire him very much. –Song of Songs 5.10,16
Love is love's reward. -John Dryden
Love is not to be trifled with. -French Proverb
Love is a many splendored thing. -Paul Francis Webster
Love makes the world go 'round. -French song
Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. -Franklin P. Jones
Love is blind. -Chaucer
Love is the only game that isn't called on account of darkness. -Annonymous
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. -H. L. Menken
Love is all you need. -The Beatles
Love is my lover, my husband, my friend, my strength. Love is my Dave. And who am I to have had such love for 26 years? I am blessed above all. In these times, when we see all around us the ravages of life ripping to shreds families and lovers, long-time marriages and friends, when we understand that not much in life will support and nurture and cover safely precious, tender love and commitment, we are graced and blessed and must continue to declare with more conviction than ever – I am yours, you are mine, we are Christ's. I love you and you love me and we are going to, by faith, finish even stronger than we started, and baby, that is STRONG!
Happy anniversary, Dave…Jeanie
Pictured: a co-worker had just dumped about 6 bags of rice down my dress.
NOTE TO DAVE: Remember when we first got married and you were at DJ at KHRT radio in Minot? And remember how I'd give you lists of songs to play when you went in and you'd play them and say, "This is for my sweet wife" and things like that over and over and you continuously regaled your listeners with stories about how I was making hundreds of homemade meatballs for dinner that night and that kind of stuff? And remember how instructors at school would say, "If you talk about your wife one more time I think I will throw up-it's sickening!"? Well, if you don't lighten up at your new blog, people are gonna start saying that again.