Here the bonds of marriage are formed …

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“For marriage, which is always spoken of as a bond, becomes actually, in this stage, many bonds, many strands, of different texture and strength, making up a web that is taut and firm. The web is fashioned of love. Yes, but many kinds of love: romantic love first, then a slow-growing devotion and, playing through these, a constantly rippling companionship. It is made of loyalties, and interdependencies, and shared experiences. It is woven of memories of meetings and conflicts; of triumphs and disappointments. It is a web of communication, a common language, and the acceptance of lack of language, too; a knowledge of likes and dislikes, of habits and reactions, both physical and mental. It is a web of instincts and intuitions, and known and unknown exchanges. The web of marriage is made by propinquity, in the day to day living side by side, looking outward and working outward in the same direction. it is woven in space and in time of the substance of life itself. “(Excerpted from Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

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Thank you, my love, for the past two years of marriage. Of love. Of this family that we have created and continue to nurture. Of this adventure we are on. You know, my angel … you know … 

 

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