This week’s Daily Post theme of love set me thinking of what it means to love someone over a long period of time. Not a child or a parent, but another fallible human being just like yourself. Marriage vows make a lot of sense as years go by, those old fashioned vows of sticking with each other for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, through the good times and the rough times. Somehow we stuck it out and love each other more with the richness of years spent together pursuing our dreams and doing our best. Perhaps I married a very patient and adaptable man, or maybe he chose the right woman to cope with all his idiosyncrasies as well as all abundant his gifts. Women ask me in wonder “Does he have a brother?” …well no, he doesn’t, so it was just lucky me when we met in about 1965 or 66, we were with other people at a party, but our eyes met across the room, and sparks flew! It was not until 1970 that we got together, and I had a sinking feeling …”Oh no, this is the man I will spend my life with, and he is here already!” … perhaps I wanted a few more years to sort myself out, but we dived into it and that was that. It still is.
Reblogged this on dadirridreaming and commented:
some of my friends might like to see this rather personal post, which i published on my ‘photo challenge’ blog 🙂
Oh Christine, what a wonderful decade by decade photo-journey through your loving partnership. Just fantastic to see you both maturing and growing into yourselves. I think, if you choose the right one, that the years and shared commitments and experiences do conspire to help couples build even greater bonds than simple love.
What a beautiful couple you are, both both certainly chose the right one!
You look younger in 1993 than in 1983 – the joys of parenting eh? 🙂
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A wonderful perfect post for LOVE! Thanks for sharing yourselves. Inspiring.
you are so welcome rutheh!
My vote is yours. This was Love-ly!
thanks so much, it was inspired by the lovely topic!!
What a shinning example of eternal love. Beautiful pictures through the years.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
thank you francine, it seemed we had been together before and had lots to do together in this life, and still do!
Love shines on each picture of both of you!
so kind of you to notice and let me know, thank you 🙂
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Wow,, I love those photos.. Really tells the story all over the years. 🙂
Awwwwwwwwwww Christine what a gorgeous couple you are…loved seeing you through the ages
wonderful to see the transition from gawky youngsters!
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