I promised to love you forever -
To stay by your side
Through good times and bad times,
In sickness, as well as in health.
It was the biggest promise I ever made.
Yet each year, as forever draws closer,
I'm struck by how simple it has been.
I've learned that bad times are easier shared
And the the sharing makes love grow deeper.
I've learned that forever is too short
And that marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did.
by Alarie Tennille