Tuesday, June 16, 2009

THREE MINUTES A DAY - June 16, 2009

The Essence of Marriage

Make husband’s breakfast

Tell him my name

Encourage use of toilet

Help with shower...

This excerpt from Susan Luckstone Jaffer’s poem To-Do List for My 37th Wedding Anniversarycaptures the meaning of love and loyalty in marriage – even in tough times. Caring, patience, and commitment resonate throughout her poem. Although daily devotion to her ill husband may be difficult, nothing suggests regret.

...Cook something soft

Serve husband dinner

Say goodnight

Join “Wolfy” on sofa

Let “Wolfy” tell me what all dogs know.

Marriage is about loving and caring “in sickness and in health until death do us part.”

Love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave... Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. (Song of Solomon 8:6,7)

Author of all loving relationships, strengthen spouses in times of illness, aging or disability.