Jack wrote this letter to Jennifer on their wedding day in 1991
From the day we met, you've surprised me, challenged me, and engaged me in a way that no other human being ever has. I've never been able to tell you what that meant to me. But today, of all days, I have to find a way.
Before I knew you, I wasn't living. I was waiting and hoping. Because even though I've lived my life in a grey and soulless city, I've always known that somewhere in the heart of it there is a wall and then there is a door. And if you're lucky enough to have the key, if you're lucky enough to get inside, you'll be about as close as any of us are going to get to the Garden Of Eden.
Now I know this is gonna sound ridiculous, but I feel that's pretty much where I'm standing right now, sans the snake and the apple tree, of course.
~ JACK DEVERAUX
Jennifer read this poem "The Journey" to Jack on their wedding day in 1991. Jack recited it back to her when they remarried in 2003
Now we will feel no rain
For each of us will be shelter to each other.
And now we will feel no cold
For each of us will be warmth to each other.
Now there is no loneliness
We are two bodies, but there is one life before us and one home.
When evening falls, I'll look to you and there you'll be.
And I'll take your hand and you'll take mine
And we'll turn together and we'll look to the road we travelled to reach this - The hour of our happiness.
It stretched far behind us, and our future lies ahead -
A long and winding road where every turning means discovery
All the hopes, new laughter, shared tears,
The adventure has just begun.
~ JENNIFER HORTON DEVERAUX