Today marks my grandparents’ 53rd anniversary. As a tribute to their marriage, I’d like to dedicate this post to them. I couldn’t ask for better grandparents.
I feel so blessed to come from a family of strong, committed couples. Last year, my parents and Uncle Rick and Aunt Julie celebrated their 25th wedding anniversaries. My other set of grandparents stayed together until my grandfather’s passing.
Growing up I didn’t realize the uniqueness of these enduring marriages, but today I see how special they are – they are a testimony to love, devotion and faithfulness. It’s certainly something to celebrate!
My family is living proof that marriages can still last. Their marriages are an inspiration to me, and I think they can send a message to the rest of society as well: having a life-long marriage is still possible.
Though I’ve never been married, I am not naive to the trials that accompany such a union. From personal observation I know it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. I understand marriage takes work and a whole lot of compromise. What I also know is that, for my family at least, vows still mean something. I’m sure the last 53 years were full of ups and downs for my grandparents, but they are still together and still rely on the Lord to help them each and every day.
In my opinion, saying “I do” is more like saying “I do and will forever.” That’s true love. And I’m so glad that’s the kind of love that runs through my family tree.
Here’s to you grandpa and gramma. May you have a wonderful day, cherishing one another and the joy you bring to so many.