This past weekend, I had the privilege of joining a lovely family celebrating their parents’ 60th Anniversary, and their 80th birthdays. (They were only 20 when they married, practically babies to my generation!) How does one last 60 years in this age of disposable marriages? *
Theirs is a beautiful story. Many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. So I got to thinking about their relationship, and I think I have some of their “secrets” to share. They are truly good, kind people. They have kept their faith and made it part of their family. They laugh, a lot. They are still cute with one another. They have a smile, a wink, and a touch as they pass by each other. They were mingling for most of the party, with different guests, and they never lost sight of where the other was. And I guess in a nutshell, that is it – they never lost sight of one another. They know each other, listen to each other, and appreciate each other.
So today, in honor of a lovely, lovely couple, I ask you to stop for a moment, remember the reasons why you came you love your other half, and let them know how much they mean to you. You’ll never regret it.
*I know there are plenty of legitimate reasons for getting divorced, and I don’t mean to disparage anyone. This is just a generalization.