"Never take the commonplace for granted."

Doreen Payne Mahala

Springfield, MA, United States

Doreen's story

Judith and I have a commonplace story. We have been together a long time through sickness and health, houses, kids, mortgage, cars and college educations.

If I were to submit pictures, there would be too many and could not choose the best ones.

Marriage is so commonplace and so joyous. Every day that I have been married to Judith has been the best day of my life. We waited so long to marry.

I want everyone to be able to experience the joy of marriage if they so choose, just like us.

Never take the commonplace for granted.   

Written 8/16/2005