Monday, October 26, 2009

Stand By Your Man

When my husband and I got married we did so in a secular ceremony officiated by a lovely gay Lithuanian Othodox minister who was a former Hindu monk. I think I remembered that correctly. Point is we didn't use traditional vows. As vague as I am on them I could have sworn there was a part about love, honor and obey.

I rememnber a day when I was 8 or 9. The whole family was together when an uncle said he would do anything for his kids, including dying for them. Someone pointed out that he would do the same for his wife. That threw him and explained he wouldn't because he didn't love her. She was sitting right next to him. I spoke up in my tween wisdom to say that can't be true and he should say sorry. I was then told to leave the room because what I said was rude!

The part about 'til death do us part must have worked because they apparently are still together.

Submitted by: Amy, Illinois