Engaged [inˈɡājd, enˈɡājd] Definition: A state of being firmly and continuously connected. E.g. “A car cannot move until its gears are engaged; when they are disengaged, it ceases to move forward.”
My wife and I got engaged 34 years ago today.
We still are.
Yes, we got married. But we’re still engaged. Completely. Oh, we’ve changed gears too many times to count. And we’ve gotten stuck in neutral on occasion. But every time we did, we realized we’d ceased to move forward, and worked to get our marriage back in gear (good marriages are strictly manual transmission vehicles; automatic simply won’t do).
So, thank you for 34 years of engagement, honey. I wouldn’t want to travel this road with anyone else. And, oh yeah, this isn’t very automotive sounding, but…
I love you.