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
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.