Monday, February 11, 2008

To obey or not to obey?

When we got married (nearly 12 years ago) we made a decision not to have the word 'obey' in our wedding vows. Lets face it, we were just being realistic ... we both knew each other well enough to realise that even if we did promise it, with the best will in the world, it was never going to happen!

What did any of the rest of you do?

When he was sick with a tummy bug last week, I was reminded by my husband that actually, if I'd wanted to be really honest about the whole thing, I should have left out the 'in sickness' bit as well.

He casts this up every so often. It stems from the first night of our honeymoon in St Lucia, when I woke in the early hours to find him missing and the bathroom light on. Turned out he had a very bad dose of something very bad, and, once I had established that, I went back to bed and left him to it.

Apparently I was supposed to hold his hand and mop his fevered brow!

3 comments:

St said...

Liz agreed to obey me. She wanted to. We agreed that if I ever used it we would be on the way out. Never have. 30 years. Looking forward to the better, richer, health which the vows anticipated.

Dana said...

So compassion isn't one of your gifts? :)

Ali said...

Compassion, yes. Dealing with vomiting and diarrhoea, no!