“If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”–Madeleine L’Engle
My husband and I are married 31 years today and have been together about 35 years. When we married, we made a lifetime commitment and just knew that we would always be together. Our backgrounds, races and ethnicities were different, but that only added to our relationship and the way we raised our two children. Our differences didn’t cause us any problems and if anyone else had a problem with it, well, that was their problem. Our commitment made us a united force, like Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher’s song, “You and Me Against the World,” we circled the wagons and lived our lives fully.
As we navigate our 60s, me retired, my husband still working and both of our children living on their own for several years, we continue to be deeply committed to: each other, my mom and our children and whomever their spouses will be and hopefully, down the road, grandchildren. That will be a delight!
Enjoy our song:
And enjoy “You and Me Against the World:”