If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love lets so persevere,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Anne Bradstreet, 1678
This is our 46th wedding anniversary. I won the lifetime lottery when we fell in love and married so many years ago, or was it yesterday?