Do I love her as much today as I did then?
No way. I love her so much more.
Have we had our difficulties in marriage?
Of course, who does not struggle?
Have we ever considered divorce?
Nope. We have considered murder, however. Seriously, we made a pledge that the first one to leave would have to take the kids with them. That kept us close.
Do we have any regrets?
Are you kidding? Our life is rich in so many ways it is not possible for us to be regretful.
Do we still laugh and play?
We do so more today, than we did more than two decades ago.
Do we look forward to our remaining days together?
You better believe we do.
One more note. For those who think marriage is too hard, too difficult, to demanding, too thorny, too complex. Here is a dose of reality for you: it is. But it is more than rewarding, more than enjoyable, more than satisfying, and more than refreshing when you stay at it, when you don’t give up, when you don’t quit, when you pursue one another, when you keep dating, when you forgive and forget. That is why we think our marriage is better today than it has ever been. And in my honest opinion, our marriage is good, real good.
Thank you, Vonda Kae, for 27 years full of memories, with two kids, one new daughter-in-law, two dogs and so much more! I look forward to our remaining years together.