Hubby and I went to a wedding last night, and the pastor told an anecdote about Barbara Bush who, by the way, I used to call at the White House every night in 1991 from my plastic toy phone. (Did anyone else have one of these?)
Anywho, purportedly Barbara and George were visiting home (Texas) and stopped at a gas station, where Barbara proceeded to jump out of the presidential limo and give this guy a big hug. When she got back in, George asked, "Who was that?" Barbara explained that he was Walter, whom she used to date. George said, "What if you had married Walter? Instead, you are married to me, and I'm the president of the United States!" To which Barbara replied, "Oh, George, if I had married Walter he would have been president of the United States!"
The pastor's point was that in marriage, we should build each other up and push each other to new heights. But I think it can also be aptly interpreted as a classic "you go girl." Anyone with me?