Reflections on Love

Today is our 14th wedding anniversary.

Fourteen years ago I knit my life together with Ian’s and I have never had a moment’s regret. We are sailing through this life together with intention, with labor, and with persistent delight in each other. We allow each other to dream, to rage, to unfold. We are both patient and impatient to explore all life has to offer us. There is enough time, stretching both forward and back, for us to fill up with our laughter and our struggles. We are complements. We are married, but we define the word every day, for it works for us; we are not slaves to it. The term will not box up our love and tie it with a bow, pretty enough for everyone to see and approve of. Rather, we flow, sometimes flooding over the riverbanks. Love is not tidy. We stride forward together, side by side, except where it makes better sense for one of us to lead for a while. This nest that we created and tirelessly maintain is feathered with devotion, solicitude, and care. I am so happy in my marriage. I love you, Ian. Happy Anniversary! 

12 Responses to “Reflections on Love”

  • jaleenafied
    December 31, 1969 at 5:00 pm


  • lunagirl35
    June 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    This is beautiful! Happy Anniversary.


  • kimkimkaree
    June 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Happy anniversary sweet loves, I feel you know and understand love well and deserve the happiness you reap.


  • mickibean
    June 3, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    So beautiful the two of you are:) Happy Anniversary! xoxo


  • mrplanet4
    June 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Happy anniversary you two and lots of love.


  • dakini_grl
    June 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    A very happy anniversary to you both. Viva love!


  • frosteee
    June 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Happy anniversary to you both!
    I’m so excited that you’re 14 years and going strong.
    You are both so amazing and we hope to celebrate with you again soon!

    XOXOXO Elisa


  • tshuma
    June 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful, and so inspiring.


  • foseelovechild
    June 3, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Congratulations, honey! I love you both so much.


  • matimus
    June 3, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Anniversary! We love you both and miss you.


  • amaniellen
    June 4, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Your love reminds me that true love exists, and that it takes work, and that it’s worth it. I’m not settling for less. Thank you for being such a wonderful example. Happy, happy anniversary.


  • flonkbob
    June 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I remember your wedding as one of my first experiences with what ‘real’ people were like after my years out of the world.


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