- John Love
- Haymarket, VA
- United States
A request to tell a true Love Story
Have you ever loved someone so much, that it sometimes hurts physically just to think about them? Well, that is precisely how I feel about my wife Nancy.
This is my personal Love Song to my Wife, Nancy, whom I first met on January 6, 1962, proposed to 6 weeks later and subsequently married on May 5, 1962... thus defying all norms, but simply following our hearts.
When I recently renewed my wedding vows, I swore before the Judgment Seat of Almighty God "I, John, take thee Nancy to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have, to hold, to love, to cherish ... NOT until death do us part, BUT UNTIL FOREVER ENDS".
I pronounced this renewal at Nancy's funeral mass after 50 years and 7 months of marriage ... two sons and five grandchildren. My Nancy is buried in Section 66 of Arlington National Cemetery.
I've been doing a lot of thinking about Marriage lately ... and there is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT that Marriage is my favorite Sacrament because of my love for Nancy AND because I honestly believe that there is an intimate union between the Marriage Sacrament and God's head-over-heels, madly in-love affair with mankind.
I have so, so much more to add ... as a matter of fact, I even sent to both my U.S. Representative and my U.S. Senator a request to present my whole Love Story to Congress. As I expected, my request was turned down ... but I just want to use the biggest microphone to tell the whole world how much I love and will always love my Nancy.
But, for the moment, I will bow to the input from others.
Thanks for listening ...