Seventeen Years Ago Today
We stood in the middle of a Redwood park
surrounded by trees, friends, and children,
and made promises to each other
that we continue to keep and honor.
There have been storms of tears,
clouds of anger and moments of hate…
We have been battered by fate’s winds,
tossed about by problems,
stung by words,
but we continued sailing together
to keep the love between us
alive and nourishing.
We have done well,
and our love is even stronger now
than it was then.
Let us continue to grow together,
so that our love makes small
the crises that may still lie ahead.
I love you more today