When Nancy Mullen died suddenly on December 18, 1998, author Tom Mullen lost his "wife...lover...companion...best friend in the world...[and] light of [his] life." In his book, A Very Good Marriage, Tom gives an intimate and inspiring look into their 41 year marriage and into the heart of his own grieving process after Nancy's death.
Stories, conversations, personal notes, and poems reflect the faith, gratitude, generosity, family, friendships, commitment, and (most certainly) the humor that filled Tom and Nancy's days together--and that continue in Tom's life today. In the midst of this compelling story are clues to creating a loving, long-term marriage from other voices of experience and from Tom and Nancy as they raise four children, negotiate careers of service, live with chronic illness, and continue to nurture and cherish each other. Those who have lost a spouse will find companionship on their own journey through grief. At the heart of it all is Tom Mullen's celebration of a wonderful marriage--"Oh, what a ride we had!"