THEIR WEDDING WISH

On their wedding night they both made a secret wish…he told her that’s what newly married couples do…”and your wish is never to be revealed,” he said, “until that wish comes true”.

 

They each thought about their wish a moment…then, with a smile on each face they wrote their secret wish down…and found a secret hiding place.

 

Then they went about living their life together…they had children and grandchildren too…neither giving much thought to their wedding wish…as many other wishes in their life came true.

 

On the anniversary of their 50th year together he said, “It’s time to reveal my wedding wish to you.”  She smiled and said, “I think it’s time I reveal my wish too.”

 

They handed each other their wish…which they opened gingerly.  

“These notes are a little weathered.” He said. “She smiled…”as are we.”

 

After 50 years together….they were in for a wonderful surprise and as they read each other’s note…tears fell from their eyes.

 

'I make this wish on our wedding night,’ her note read, ‘a wish I’m hoping will come true: That I get to spend the rest of my life growing old with you.’

 

‘As I write this on our wedding night.’ His note read, ‘the only wish I’m hoping will come true is that we spend our life together…and I grow old with you.”

 

Their children and grandchildren love to tell the story of their wedding wish and how neither of them knew…

they had made the same wish on their wedding night…

and how that wish came true.

 
 
 
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What a charming concept!  Did

What a charming concept!  Did this really happen, or is it a pleasant fiction?  Either way, the poem still retains tremendous emotive power; I was just curious as to the provenance of the story.


Starward

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