Thursday, July 01, 2010

Marriage By The Numbers

Years Married Today: 15
Children Born: 7
Children Loved But Not Born: 1
Communities Lived In: 2
Houses Owned: 3
Dogs Loved (or Endured, depending on which one of us you are): 2
Other Animals Housed: 2 cats, 1 hamster, 1 guinea pig, 4 fish
Trials Endured: A Few
Trials to Come: Only God Knows--but we'll survive them together!
Blessings to Count: Innumerable
Duration Ahead: 'Till Death Do Us Part

Happy Anniversary, Jay--I love you!


Anonymous said...

Awe, Happy Anniversary!!! -AO

Jason Schalow said...

The 'book' says that a lay person can bless a couple on their anniversary is no minister is present, and since I don't see one here:

"Lord God and Creator, we bless and praise your name. In the beginning you made man and woman, so that they might enter a communion of life and love.

You likewise blessed the union of Jay with Suzanne, so that they might reflect the union of Christ with his Church: look with kindness on them today. Amid the joys and struggles of their life you have preserved the union between them renew their marriage covenant, increase your love in them, and strengthen their bond of peace, so that (surrounded by their children) they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing

We ask this through Christ our Lord."


Allaire Koslo said...

Many Blessings upon you all!
Congratulations! Joy & Bliss!
A & C.

Bianca said...

Amen! Beautiful blessing Jason! You are an inspiration to us all! May God continue to shine through your marriage covenant and renew in all of us the graces and blessing that marriage brings!

Many more years of wedded bliss for you both!