Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Nature of Union: My Post at Segullah


I am guest posting over at Segullah today and hope you will take a minute to run over there and check out my essay, "The Nature of Union."

9 comments:

Jill said...

I did. It so great seeing you over there! Interesting, reflective article you wrote. I left my comment there.

KC Mom said...

That was such a beautiful tribute to your marriage. You are a great example.
I hope to be like you someday.

Lisalulu said...

wow, that was powerfully beautiful. Because I am in a good marriage this is very meaningful. In the bad marriage-this would have pained me quite a bit because this is exactly what I was striving for but wasn't happening. LOvE the tree, I mean that is a great picture, and would make a beautiful anniversary gift, with your essay attached of course... look at you such a famous author! You deserve it!

Darlene said...

You have to know that I love this one. You and Dave really do have such a great marriage! The thing that really gets to me though is that from the time you were 16 years old, you could never imagine being with anyone else! I don't think there can be many couples that started at such young ages that could have lasted. I really do think you have defined the perfect marriage and I salute you! .....and Dave.

Sue said...

Of course, no marriage is perfect (certainly not ours!), and I hope I didn't give that impression with this essay. I was just trying to say that if a couple can manage to grow through the hard times, and to always lean back toward each other every time life and circumstances push them apart, in the end they will have created something pretty great for themselves.

Having said that...Here is the disclaimer:

While shared history is a wonderful thing to have, making a marriage work well over time requires TWO willing, committed, and basically well-intentioned partners. Sadly, that isn't always the situation, as all of us can and have seen.

This is one reason why I tell young people not to hurry into marriage on a romantic whim. It pays to spend ample time finding out what makes a potential marriage partner tick.

Jess said...

I loved that picture and poem from before, and now the article finishes it. You truly are amazing- and a lucky girl to have a good and happy marriage.

karen said...

I particularly loved the 10 year time frames. At first it's upsetting to realize your true love is less than perfect. As I've grown older and hopefully wiser, I've seen that these imperfections (and I have plenty of my own!) can help us blend and meld together in a most beautiful way. Where one's branch sags, the other one's branch holds it up. We are each others' support and source of joy. Thanks for linking to your article - it was beautiful and started my morning off right!

NBlake said...

Love the article, Sue. (Very thankful for a marriage that is pretty perfectly imperfect...most of the time, anyway!)

Sue said...

I like that, Nik. "Perfectly imperfect."

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