Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Twenty years today!

Twenty years ago today, Lori and I stood in the courtyard at St. Timothy's Parish, Danville, Calif., and exchanged our marriage vows. We wanted an outdoor wedding because no roof in a church was high enough to contain our love. The Rev. Carl Gracely presided.

Here we are, two decades later, many miles, many adventures, career changes, many ups-and-downs and many, many great meals. We've moved across the country, and we are still together, our love deepened by all we've shared, all we've seen, and strengthened by the support and prayers from all of you. Would I do it all again? Absolutely. And I look forward to the next twenty, and the twenty beyond that.

I've been wracking my collection of poems all morning looking for the perfect love poem to share here, and I just cannot quite find the right one. We are sharing the day, heading out of town. Unpacking boxes and church business will just have to wait. Today is beautiful.

Blessings to all!



Christopher said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, to both of you!

John said...

Congratulations! Hope we get a chance to say hello in person when we're back that way. John and Anne Mangels

Anonymous said...

Jim and Lori - Congratulations! Best wishes for a splendid day. May you have many, many more years of love, joy and peace together.

Christie Savage

The Rev. James Richardson said...

Thanks to one and all for your good wishes!
-- Jim

Janice Dean said...

Hooray! Belated congratulations! I am loving every minute of getting to know each of you and the two of you together. <3, Janice