Marriage is a funny thing. No one ever gets married thinking they’ll split up, but it certainly happens. Half of American marriages fail. Many of my close relatives and friends have gone through separation and divorce.
So, it is something special when two people can stay together a long time.
42 years ago today Shelley and I tied the knot in a small church ceremony. We had no money … no honeymoon. We didn’t own a home. No one gave us a big wad of cash and said “Here kids, a little something to help you start off on the right foot”.
We’ve come to realize over the years that nobody really gave our marriage much of a chance to succeed. But when you have no safety net and only each other, the motivation to meet any and all challenges … together … is powerful.
We believe marriage is a team sport. I’ve been blessed to have a terrific teammate!