At my wedding we had a tape of Rodney Crowell playing at Nakoda Lodge while geese flirted on the lawn. We were poor graduate students at the University of Alberta and we hiked every chance we got. We found Nakoda Lodge on one of our hiking trips and felt it was a perfect place to begin married life. The geese were a bonus.
The geese were part of the small audience of family and friends we called to join us. We had a small party and then the joy, wonder, despair of life -married life began. Troubles came as they come to all of us but we survived it all. We have troubles now in the aging of all and the ill health of some---but we know we can get by. How do we know this? We're strong. Almost as strong as we need to be to get through the troubles.
A marriage is a roller coaster that depends on the maturity of both of the participants in this joyful business. I'm not as mature as hubby who is far more evolved than I am. But at least I have the brains to recognize the "gifts that God gave".
Here is Rodney Crowell now without much of the rock and roll and more of the wisdom. Luckily like him, I am able to also say -"It ain't over yet". Life and marriage go together like cream and the cream bun.
Rodney Crowell - "It Ain't Over Yet (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)" [Official Video]