Yesterday, Pete and I marked 7 years of marriage.
To comment on the event, I'll open with a quote from Madonna -- Madonna, as in the material girl -- the one who's "like a virgin" -- not the one who is in fact still one ...
"Marriage is tremendously harder than I ever thought it would be, but equally more fulfilling than I ever thought it would be as well."
I couldn't agree more.
And I'll close this marking with a more valuable quote from my dear dear friend Rose (she's one of those guru gem friends who I'm lost without).
"One must view marriage through the lense of the matrimonial sacrament to understand that it is meant to be a work of sanctification/ salvation in progress -- rather than a perfected happy state. It is meant to be a place where those involved are being purged of sin and perfected; the process can be ugly."
God bless you, Rose. God bless you more, Pete.