|celebrating on the beach the day before our wedding – August 2011|
Last week I had the chance to watch a cute couple reminiscine about their vows while doing some service. They were about seventy and the tender look as they gazed in each others eyes held so many decades of sincere love. There was so much care and emotion in the single look that I felt intrusive just glancing over. I want that. Fifty years from now I want to look at Ben with more love that I do right now.
How will we do it though? With so many marriages in this world failing, it begs the question, “What makes it work?”
Awhile back I asked my sweet grandparents for some advice. They have been married for over sixty years, raised six children, and are two of the happiest, kindest people that I know. They talked about the importance of faith and of putting God first and then my grandma told me:
Life can be wonderful. I’m thankful for such profound examples of selflessness and love in my life. I have grandparents that love each other, parents that are committed to each other, and dozens of aunts, uncles, and cousins that show me what marriage can be like. But, even if I didn’t – even if you don’t – marriage is what you make of it. You determine if you’ll be gazing into each other’s eyes five decades from now. The two of you can choose to make life wonderful.
|From when they were visiting earlier this month 🙂|