Thursday, March 15, 2007

On Marriage



Photo: youngest (Clare) with wife Denise, Europe

At the moment, I work in a female team. I am both the token male and the token older person. And I like it.

Today my wife and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. I mentioned this at work. I came in this morning to find hearts all over my work space celebrating the event.

Marriage is not an easy thing. We males are very different from the female half. But the wonder of marriage is that we create a new thing - a family - that grows with time. Some of us are unlucky and do not have children. Even so, the sense of sharing grows. When children are added in, it becomes wonderful.

Being married has had personal costs. But would I exchange my Denise, my Helen, my Clare? No, I would not. Each time I am disatisified, I remember this.

4 comments:

ninglun said...

Congratulations to you and Denise.

Lexcen said...

Congratulations to you and Denise.
Twenty years ago just seems like yesterday.

Jim Belshaw said...

Thank you Neil.That was fast!

Your comment arrived as I was showing Denise (she does not always like me featuring her) the post.

Linking all this to one of your themes.

I do not support Gay marriage because of the meanings attached to the word marriage. I strongly support Gay civil unions for both practical and emotional reasons.

Jim Belshaw said...

Thank you, Lexen.