It’s an old fashioned love story. It could easily be a movie or a country song.
Two young people meet and fall in love. She is an only child and a city girl at heart. He is a country boy from a large family.
They are wed in a little local church and move into her parents’ house, the house she has lived in all her life, even to this day.
Children follow; a boy, then a girl. They work hard, love their family and are generous with their time and helping hands.
The years pass and their children have children, who have children. As their family grows, so do their hearts.
Family is their world and nothing gives them greater joy than to be surrounded by the people they love so fiercely.
They are my grandparents and the 23rd October 2014, marked their diamond wedding anniversary.
Their marriage is one to aspire to. Sixty years of togetherness.
I am sure that they have had their differences and difficulties, as every couple does, but they have stayed true to their course. They have built a marriage, and a life, based on kindness and compromise, patience and trust.
These are the values they have taught me. They have shown and given me great love.
It is a love that I treasure, now and for always.