For Better or For Worse

I, pa’, take thee, ma’, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.

The Lizard & Loma Cová

Wednesday ma’ and pa’ made a trip to town. They didn’t expect an extra passenger in the pickup’s cab with them. A lizard surprised them on their way and they almost crashed. They didn’t. Almost is hard to measure.

The Ladder & The Mango Tree

Friday ma’ asked pa’ to get the ladder and pole to harvest the mangoes just beyond her reach. Pa’ climbed the ladder, reached for the mango with the pole and got it, but lost his balance. Pa’ dismounted the ladder without a plan. He almost

Chicken & Rice

Ma’ and pa’ survived Loma Cová, and even the ladder and the mango tree, but Saturday ma’s own kitchen tangled her feet and twisted her bones to the breaking point. They’re thankful for the chicken and rice they almost ate and one more day together. They’ll part one day and be together forever.

Most of All

Pa’s asked ma’ to be his wife many times over the last four decades. She still says yes. Thank God! Just when he thought it couldn’t get any better, God made it the best. In a world of almost, ma’ and pa’ trust in God most of all.

I, ma’, take thee, pa’, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.