It was 40 years ago that we committed ourselves to each other.
Here we stand 40 years later with hearts full of love and anticipation.
I was given this poem by John's oldest brother, Peter and sister in law, Alma.
It has been seared in our hearts.
I love holding this original, vintage style, faded paper in my hand.
It has worth, it has value, it has truth.
September 15, 1973
Dear John & Marg,
Stand close together
but not too close.
For no tree grows best
in each other's shadow.
Learn to enjoy each other's interests,
but not at the expense of your own.
For each one needs to keep his own identity.
Share each other's friends.
Include them all.
For they are the treasures
that will last a life-time.
Serve God together and put
Him first and He will
supply what you need forever.
(Thank you Alma for these words.)