Marriage, to me, is similar to mountain climbing. You start with fortitude, perseverance and joyful energy. Every step is full of passion, every climb accompanied with pleasure. You are committed to the long haul and determined to reach the top. Every foot further from the ground brings a sensation of tremendous achievement.
All at once however, fatigue sets in. You begin to feel hungry, scared – and at times – even doubtful. While fighting fatigue it is then your feet start to ache all while dodging falling debris. You begin to feel as if taking one more step is simply impossible. At times quitting crosses your mind but your love for climbing keeps your spirit going.
Before you know it, you reach the mountains summit and realize all of your hard work, courage, love and prayer has paid off. It is then you gaze out at the most scenic, breath-taking and beautiful landscape far beyond your wildest imagination and get a glimpse of how the angels in heaven must feel. Happy ten years, Eric. I would not want to climb this mountain with any other!
Three years ago today, when we legalized and celebrated our seven year relationship with friends and family, we had the most beautiful wedding and party. So much has happened since then. If you were there you remember the perfect day it was. If you were not there feel free to get a glimpse of that day. http://www.mywedding.com/ericjason/