S and I have been married for 10 years. We had known each other 13 prior to that. We’ve known each other for more than half our lives. We felt it best to celebrate by renewing our vows.
So, on the 14th of March, 2009, we did. Fr Ari Dy, a friend from highschool and a Jesuit priest, officiated the rites for us. He so graciously offered to arrange the details with the chapel at the Mariner’s Club in Kowloon, a few minutes away from where we stayed.
Ari chose a wonderful reading, here it is—
But goodness will never be cut off, and justice endures forever.
Wealth or wages can make life sweet, but better than either, is finding a treasure.
A child or a city will preserve one’s name, but better than either is attaining wisdom.
Sheep folds and orchards bring flourishing health; but better than either, a devoted (spouse);
Wine and music delight the soul, but better than either, conjugal love.
The flute and the harp offer sweet melody, but better than either, a voice that is true.
Charm and beauty delight the eye, but better than either the flowers of the field.
A friend, a neighbor, are timely guides, but better than either, a prudent husband and wife.
A brother, a helper, for times of stress; but better than either, charity that rescues.
Gold and silver make one’s way secure, but better than either, sound judgment.
Wealth and vigor build up confidence, but better than either, fear of God.
Fear of the Lord leaves nothing wanting; he who has it need seek no other support.
The fear of God is a paradise of blessings; its canopy, all that is glorious.
Thanks Ari, for celebrating with us!
Thanks honey, for the 23 years! Here’s looking forward to more!!!