Sunday, May 6, 2018

These Ties That Bind (are not unkind)

Marriage; it always feels so 'doable' (and it is!!)
when sitting in to witness two lives becoming one,
when we are re-impressed and re-reminded of its 'beauties and duties'
 Whether one has been married one year or in our case almost thirty, 
there's always something we can apply to our own versions of 'wedded bliss',
because sometimes hug and kiss hits rumble-strips and we need to slow down and re-evaluate
what and how we are doing at 'love is not self-seeking'
then recommitting to...
Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.  
Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth. 
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  
Love never fails. 
1 Cor.13:4-8  

Yesterday we celebrated two beautiful lives becoming one!

God bless you, Jamie and Becca 

( Enjoying beautiful post-wedding blooms today, gifted to us by the Mother of the bride)

Two words “I do”
And what was two
Is melded into one
What God has joined
Til death does part
Can never be undone

These ties that bind
Are not unkind
Love’s vows, promised for life
Take ‘he’ and ‘she’
And make it ‘we’
Forever, husband-wife

A miracle
None can annul
God seals what He ordains
With sacred pledge
Two lives are wed
As long as life remains

Oh, happy day
Then come what may
Love bears, believes, endures
With solemn word
God ties the cord
That love’s “I do” secures

From this day forth
For better-worse
Through living’s high and low
Love’s ties that bind
Will not unwind
Until God wills it so

© Janet Martin


  1. Love this and congratulations! We have a wedding this summer too with our oldest daughter getting married.

    1. oh Trish! congratulations. I'll be thinking of you in this bitter-sweetest time in a parent's life/love! No wonder your writing was SO rich this spring! nothing like the deepest part of the wells of emotion being stirred to bring out our fondest, rawest poetry! Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event!


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