Monday, January 5, 2009

For Richer Or Poorer ...

I saw the prompt for Sunday Scribblings when it was first posted, with Hubby and daughter being sick, combined with the many chores around the house, I did not have the time to scribble on it right away. I have a lot to say about it, a lot of ideas in mind, but the wedding vow is still on top of the list as far as what this prompt triggered:
" ... for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health,
til death do us part..."

It's interesting how this traditional vow still touches me every time I read or hear it. Although divorces nowadays are so rampart, and most cases "finances" has a lot to do with it, the vow still stirs a special emotion every time I hear it said on a wedding... and I always have high hopes that the couple would fulfill their vows... We are ...

Do you know who wrote this vow originally? I guess that's something I should Google ...

It's 12:40 AM. I need to go to bed and sleep. I have to go to work tomorrow. I wish I don't have to go to work tomorrow ... but I should ... You know .... for richer ... or poorer ...

zzzzz........

6 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

At the time this phrase was first used in the wedding service most people only lived till about forty! So 'till death us do part' wasn't so long! Sorry to be cynical!

CharlotteD said...

I just came back from celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary. This year has really been a sickness year for my mom. My sister-in-law says that she really respects my dad for all the care that she gives her. I scanned in many photos that would mean a lot to them over the years. What a legacy they have for their years of faithfulness to God and each other.

Tim and Vicky said...

Good post, Liza.

Ron and Barbara said...

Hi Lisa. Thanks for the life you add to the internet! Pretty cool, watching you push all the good things along...

BTW - My parents have been totally committed to each other now for 67 years. Barb & I are at 34 yrs now...

Bro J said...

hello sis, i hope everyone's feeling better by this time. Happy new year!God bless!

Regards to B and the kids! We love you!

PierreCariCoetzee said...

Funny we were talking about this the other day, that Death is the only thing in the bible that releases us from our spouse and hence we are with God's blessing able to marry again. We didn't get very involved in our discussion, I wonder if that had some inspiration to the marriage vow. By the way Liza, thank you for all you do with blogging and facebook, you are helping so many stay informed and connected. You are a blessing. Love you Cari