Intelligence

No, we’re not working for the CIA, or any other organization of that sort. Intelligence happens to be Monday’s Word A Day at Nancy’s blog.

Thirty-six years ago today, my husband showed his mental acuity by marrying his lovely bride. (Yes, it was me, silly!) 

Poor fella, blinded by love, didn’t know what he was agreeing to:

  • for better or for worse, 
  • for richer, for poorer, 
  • in sickness and in health, 
  • to love and to cherish; 
  • from this day forward until death do us part.
In all fairness, I don’t know that any of us really know what we’re getting into when we respond in the affirmative with, “I do” or “I will,” to those age-old vows. Apparently, many people don’t take them seriously, or they never imagined how bad things could get. It’s pretty easy to glide along, living day-to-day when things are better, richer, everyone is healthy; but there are no guarantees that these will last. We’ve certainly been poorer for a season of un- and under-employment, and dealt with chronic pain a good many years.
A dear friend offered sage advice to a couple of newlyweds. He told us of a three-fold cord that is not easily broken. He also used this example:  Picture an equilateral triangle, and at the top angle, place God. Put the husband and wife at each of the remaining angles. As the husband and wife get nearer to God, they get nearer to each other. 
Today, I plan to write the rest of the words to finish NaNoWriMo, upload for verification on the website, and get busy making an anniversary card! 
Enjoy your day!