Have you actually witnessed a love story in person, none like you've never seen before? You wonder what's their secret to their successful marriage. I know in the beginning of relationships there's all the lovey dovey feelings you show toward your significant other but as the years, circumstances, children, things, life well, sometimes that love just takes a back seat and before you know it you are going your separate ways, doing things in a different direction than the other. I know not all relationships are this way and while love goes through so many stages through the years it's the ones that can hang on after it's all said and done that could be defined as a love story.
I'm actually talking about a different kind of love story, I guess. It's hard for me to put into words because when you actually witness it it's just different and hard to put down into words. Today would have marked my aunt and uncle's Anniversary. Let me tell you about their "love story". They married on December 10, 1925. Doesn't that sound like a lifetime ago. They didn't have much money and he couldn't buy her a wedding band initially, but that didn't matter to her. He was 25, she was 20. Today I proudly own her wedding ring. That's one of the few things growing up that I asked her if one day I could have. Her wedding ring and her vases from England and that's just what I got. Made me so very happy.
Growing up I never saw them argue or fight, no not once. If they did, they did it in privacy. Whatever she said he did, no questions asked. One day I asked him, after watching them for many years, how come he would never tell her NO or just disagree with her. He said with a smile in a very loving voice, because she's always right! After being married for so many years, 63 years to be exact before he died, they still held hands, they always kissed each other, and they just seemed like love birds. These kind of marriages are rare. You just don't see this kind of love today.
He seemed to love her more than himself is what I always thought. He made her happy and she made him equally as happy. She always prepared his favorite meals and making sure after he'd worked a long day that they took time to spend it with each other. He would put her needs first before his, but I think this action was equal on both parts. I talk how he showed her love but she too was always doing loving things for him, maybe I just noticed it more on his part. They just seemed to adore each other. I honestly can't say that I've ever seen another couple be so in love like them. As they got older, I used to think how lost he would be if she died first, but maybe God saw this too, so he went first. My aunt actually outlived her entire family, she was the last one to die.
Today, if they were here we would have a big celebration for their Anniversary, I always made sure it was special for them since they didn't have any children or grand children to celebrate with them. I'm sure they are celebrating in Heaven today!