I covered an event for Catholic New York newspaper on “World Marriage Day” that celebrated the longest-married couples in the archdiocese, as well as those who were newly, and soon-to-be married.
During a Mass in honor of the longest married couples, all couples were asked to stand up to renew their wedding vows. My husband, who happened to come with me to this assignment on my invitation, and I happily stood up with everyone else. When the bishop celebrating the Mass said, “Touch your rings together.”
I had a momentary lapse of judgment and imagined that our wedding rings held some sort of mystical powers and literally clinked my ring against my husbands. Of course this is not what we were meant to do…we were meant to take the each other’s ring in our hands and hold them together.
My husband, of course, looked at me as if I were insane and whispered, “Did you just do what I think you did?” with a reserved smile on his face. I couldn’t help it and laughed at my error.
However, the moment made me realize that even in serious times—like the renewal of vows—my husband and I know how to laugh at ourselves and have a good time together. It was a nice reminder of why we were married in the first place—we accept each other as is (even though superpowers are not included).
Have you ever had an embarrassing moment with your spouse? Please share!