Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day + 6 Years of Marriage

I can tell you this, that if I'd married some rosy dame and she had given me ten children and they had each given me ten grandchildren, I'd leave them all, on Christmas Eve, on the coldest night of the world, and walk a thousand miles just for the sight of your face, your mother's face. And if I never found you, my comfort would be in that hope, my lonely and singular hope, which could not exist in the whole of Creation except in my heart and in the heart of the Lord. That is just a way of saying I could never thank God sufficiently for the splendor He has hidden from the world--your mother excepted, of course--and revealed to me in your sweetly ordinary face.
-From Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

4 comments:

msmarymagdalene said...

Happy Father's day, and Happy anniversary! :)

shawn said...

Good literary choice for the Day - thanks.

I noted yesterday that Gilead was the literary selection Mr Obama had most recently finished for a newspaper article here in Canada ...

Great book ... and a very good Father's Day read!!

Blessing Brother.

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Happy belated Father's Day, my friend! And I can hardly believe that you two have been married for 6 years -- wow! Blessings to you, my Berg-a-licious buds!