For better or worse
Your narrow waist and broad mind, Don’t let them exchange places. Let him think that he has won the fight, Make him think that he’s the boss, Don’t hold on to the reins too tight, But never let go of the horse.
I also had something to say to my son and my son-in law, as they joined me in the wired confines of matrimony: Sometimes you can’t have it all your way, Your wife treats you like sheep, To make her listen to every word you say, Just try talking in your sleep. Temptations abound, you’re vulnerable, And you feel like having a little fun, Remember, it’s easier to stay out of trouble, Than for you to get out of one.
Then I had some more words for both husband and wife: slowly deaf, And the wife must become slowly blind. Sometimes you feel you’re always wrong, And sometimes it’s just your pride, Quarrels will not last very long, If the fault is only on one side. Marriage is sometimes less, sometimes more, Marriage is all about you and me, Marriage is sometimes like going to war, The best part is sleeping with the enemy!
And yet, for all its defects and deficiencies, marriage is still the preferred path to happiness and in its pursuit, nobody has truly cornered it.
It’s really all about the journey, not the destination.
Sometimes, I don’t take enough time to sit back and thank God for the blessings I have.
Throughout my life, if I could gather every memory, every smile, every tear, every pain, every bit of laughter, inevitably, invariably, unfailingly, she’s always there.
Nothing would make your life more complete than to have the love of a good woman.
This last verse is dedicated to my wife of 44 years: And now I’m at the twilight of my years, With this damsel still at my side, I’d go once more through all the tears, To have you again as my bride.