25 years ago today two became one flesh. That is my wife Socorro and I were married. She was a cradle Catholic and I was a cradle atheist (never prayed once while young) so obviously there were difficulties that only God’s infinite grace could overcome. Though I thought that it was her faith that was what was going to be overcome by my belief at the time of the sufficiency of science to answer all questions. Marriage is truly a sacrifice, but luckily some of the things we have to sacrifice is our pride and selfishness. Even more difficult is to be married to someone in the military. As a Navy wife she had to endure much while taking care of our kids when I was on yet on another deployment. Plus being married to me she had to endure not only me, my insufferable Ayn Rand phase, and worse my many puns. If that doesn’t give her time off in purgatory for good behavior I don’t know what would.
Thank you Jesus.