Today marks the 7th year that Royal and I were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Orlando, Florida temple. We decided to for go a big to do this year seeing as how our entire family is on the mend in some form or another, but that hasn't stopped me from getting caught up in my favorite memories we share together.
In honor of my husband I wanted to share my favorite poem that matches the devotion and love I feel in the most eloquent wording I could only ever dream of penning.
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Happy Anniversary darling.
Note:: Anne Bradstreet was the first poet and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published.