Saturday, May 19, 2012

Why I Love My Husband

Amazed that my husband took his son on a father/son hike in the Appalachian Mountains for a First Communion Retreat today. Even more amazed that he quoted "Uphill" by Christina Rossetti during their hike and used it as a metaphor for the Christian journey. So blessed to be married almost eleven years to this man!

by: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
    OES the road wind up-hill all the way?
    Yes, to the very end.
    Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
    From morn to night, my friend.
    But is there for the night a resting-place?
    A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
    May not the darkness hide it from my face?
    You cannot miss that inn.
    Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
    Those who have gone before.
    Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
    They will not keep you standing at that door.
    Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
    Of labour you shall find the sum.
    Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
    Yea, beds for all who come.