Do you guard against becoming jaded?
March 27, 2018

“The length of the marriage is inversely proportional to the price of the wedding.”

Ever heard that?

I teased my first husband-to-be that I’d never met as many people as he wanted to include. There were fourteen groomsmen and ushers, and our group wedding photo looked like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Did it make me mighty jaded when that starter marriage wound down, less inclined to splurge on other special occasions?


I’m still a sucker for ceremony. We celebrated so much as Katie grew up Darrell started teasing me she got presents because it was Tuesday. But I say: “Just look at the results.”

The occasional out-of-this-world gesture may seem extravagant, but I doubt I’m the only person who finds it irresistible. Nothing says “your life is worth celebrating” than actually doing that once in a while.