Ten years together
So Lih and I don’t quantify as much as some couples. We sort of ease into things. For years, neither of us had any idea what date our anniversary might be. We figured counting and measuring matters of the heart is kind of silly. And we still do.
Celebration, however, is not silly. It’s good practice to stop for a moment and recognize the precious parts of life. I suppose that’s what the upcoming time of thanks is all about. In that vein, I’d like to celebrate our union over the last 10 years. Roughly, of course. We met in the summer of 2002 and became inseparable sometime shortly thereafter.
Here’s hoping we have many more happy years together!
“Cherish him” she said to me
“For you know not what tomorrow brings”
I consider the ring on my left hand
And think of her joined wedding bands
Two times the joy, two times the strife
My mother, widowed, is again a wife
But the doctors say he’s not much time
Again she must face the death knell’s chime
It seems an impossible twist of fate
All we can do is pray and wait
I look at my love lying there
His youthful face uncreased by cares
It’s easy to lose sight of the day-to-day
When the years seem to stretch far and away
But the future holds no guarantee
How long, my love, will you walk with me?
Rent is the veil of routine, monotony
As I start awake from my daily reverie
Minor tensions, grudges melt away
As a fierce love rises, here to stay
I grasp his sleeping hand in mine
And cherish him, while there’s still time
Jenny E. Dickinson
© September 28, 2011