Thursday, October 5, 2017


Author and business leader Fred Smith tells about a treasured memory from a doughnut shop in Grand Saline, Texas. There was a young farm couple sitting at a table near his. The young farmer was wearing overalls and she wore a gingham dress. After finishing their doughnuts and coffee, he got up to pay the bill, but she did not follow him. Then he came back and stood in front of her. She put her arms around his neck and he lifted her up, revealing that she was wearing a full body brace. He lifted her out of her chair and backed out the front door to their pick-up truck, with her arm around his neck. As he gently seated her inside the truck, everyone in the shop was watching. No one said anything, until a waitress remarked, almost reverently, “He took his vows seriously.”

The marriage vow declares….”in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.”