Forty years ago Sunday, two amazing young kids vowed to each other to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, till death do them part. And over those forty years, so many things have happened to them... as individuals, as a couple, as parents, as friends. And with the changes that were presented, both good and bad, they never wavered from the vows they exchanged.
They've become role models of what a marriage should be, what true love really is. They have shown how natural love can be when it's shared with someone with similar passions, dreams, and ambitions. True love is being married to your best friend and that's what they are. They have taught that you are never too old to hold hands and that each day, you must laugh with and at each other.
Since that day, forty years ago, when they walked out of the church holding hand, they have never left each other's side. I admire the love they share, I'm honored to be part of the love they share, and I strive to emulate the love they share in my own marriage.