My Beloved


After almost a quarter of a century
The golden thread of you
Weaves its joy through my life

Your love has been constant
Unendingly selfless
Faithful and true

Promising for better or for worse
The depth of joys and sorrows life would bring
Were incomprehensible to my twenty-something self

Through laughter and tears
Misunderstandings and snuggles
Prayers and whispers long into the night

Wiser now I know
The next quarter of a century
Will be laced with unimaginable joy and unfathomable pain

Given the chance to turn the clock back
With a tear running down my cheek
My forty-something self
Would say, “I do” all over again.

For there is no one else I’d rather do life with than you,
My Beloved.


About Nancy Beach

My favorite place in the world is anywhere quiet with a book and sunshine. Learning is a never-ending pursuit of mine and as a natural extension of that is my love for teaching. Nothing delights me more than to see the gleam in someone's eye as they understand something that they just minutes before didn't understand. I am delighted and blessed that I have the privilege of homeschooling my two children. I also enjoy leading Bible Studies and am always seeking ways to encourage others and share Christ's love with them. My life is changed forever because of Him and I just want everyone else to have the same joy, peace and happiness I've found. To God be the glory!
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17 Responses to My Beloved

  1. Oh, I love this poem. It’s so tender and so true, so full of love, especially these lines:
    “The golden thread of you
    Weaves its joy through my life
    our love has been constant
    Unendingly selfless
    Faithful and true”

    Beautiful imagery there, too!


  2. mescalime says:

    Such a beautiful love story! I know what you’re saying there because I’m also blessed with a wonderful man by my side. Hope your love will stay like this forever!


  3. Sonya says:

    I don’t think it’s sappy at all. It’s good to acknowledge how lucky you are to feel this way 🙂


  4. Oh God bless you both. This kind of love is the way it’s supposed to be. We have been married for 38 years and it’s been wonderful, hard and steady!


  5. hooklineandinkwell says:

    This is beautifully written! Congrats on finding such love 🙂


  6. A beautiful testimony of your love. I’m so glad you’ll always have this! 🙂 What I like is the parallel you create with repetition and only changing the age and a word or two… makes it feel like a circle, like marriage.


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