25 years and counting,
Of love.

Happiness?
Sometimes.

Effort?
Constant.

Reward?
Hard won.

Tolerance?
Essential.

Learning?
Always.

Commitment?
Greater than expected.

Parents of the same children,
Never alone.

Pressure?
Intense.

Responsibilities?
Enormous and varied.

Compromise?
Endless.

Patience?
Often exhausted.

Mistakes?
Frequent.

Joy?
Intermittent.

Friendship
Long-time and loyal.

Understanding?
Grows.

Comfort?
Pervades.

Bouquet?
Improves with age.

Companion?
Preferred.

Future?
Forever adapting.

Guarantees?
Ever elusive.