Anniversary weekend. Kids were away at the grandparents, and the lovely Mrs. Robb and I were sitting around a fire out back behind out temporary townhouse.
"I'm so grateful for the life we've forged together", she said.
I told her I appreciated that particular word - "forged".
She asked why.
I said "Some people might have said grown, or found, or built, or nurtured, or developed. You chose to say we took life, threw it into a fire until it was near molten, then beat it into the shape that we desired."
Gotta love a woman like that :-)