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I'm going way, wayyyy back on this one...
I love this picture of my Grandpa sweeping my Grandma off her feet. And that car. Oh Gramps, that was one sweet ride!
My Grandparent's were married for 63 years. Yep. That's right. Sixty-three blissfully wedded years! Their marriage has always been an inspiration to me.
Someone once said that if you want a great marriage than you should ask advice from a couple who has one. My Grandparent's had a great marriage. And I want a track record like theirs! Throughout my life, I have observed some of the things that made their marriage rock solid.
1} They shared a love for Jesus.
2} They prayed together every night.
I remember laying awake and listening to my Grandparents help each other kneel beside the bed and their voices lifting each of us up in prayer.
It was the most beautiful sound in the world. They even prayed as one.
3} They respected each other in their words and in their actions.
My Grandma lovingly met all my Grandpa's needs. She enjoyed taking care of him! She didn't nag, she didn't boss, she served him in love. And he always bragged about the beautiful gal he was lucky enough to find and marry. He LOVED to talk about my Grandma!
4} They knew how to laugh.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
5} For them, the honeymoon was never over!
They kept that flame lit and they guarded it possessively!