5.28.2009

Friday Photo Flashback....1947

Today is...
I'm linking up with Alicia @ More Than Words for Friday Photo Flashback.  Go check out her blog to see some more fun photos!

I'm going way, wayyyy back on this one...
1947

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! 

1977

26 comments:

Sarah Dawn said...

Such beautiful pictures, love, commitment, faith in the Lord. What a blessed family scrapbook. Imagine what photos your grandchildren will share!

Besitos (little kisses) from this missionary mommy,
Sarah Dawn

Pilar Stark said...

Sweet, sweet photos.

Wow, 63 years, what a blessed heritage you have.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am always excited to "meet" new friends. I hope to see you back soon, and I will stop by soon.

Blessing to you my new friend

♥Rocío♥ said...

Aww, they are precious!!!

Chris said...

such a great post! :) and not to mention, a beautiful timeless picture! thanks for sharing this with us!

Carrie said...

sweet pictures! What awesome role models to have...Love those pictures!

Mom2Valerie said...

SO sweet! My grandparents just celebrated their 60th. I LOVE to watch them because they are so sweet together. They go everywhere together, still hold hands, and worry themselves sick when the other is really sick. I don't think my grandma left his bedside except when forced to get some sleep by her kids when grandpa was so sick in February. My mom always says she hopes they die at the same time, cuz the one couldn't live without the other. Of course, I hope they don't die till they really KNOW the Savior's love and can join Him for eternity!

mimi said...

They are simply adorable! I love those pictures. Their love for each other is so evident!!

Beth in NC said...

What a beautiful heritage you have!

Linda said...

Joye, This post and the pictures are just precious!

I never knew any of my grandparents. And because of that I have always wanted to be a big part of my grandkids lives.

I am so happy for you that you had them as role models and godly examples.

How is your eye today? I hope it is better. I am praying for you my joyeful friend.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

christy rose said...

What a great trip down memory lane! I love the first pic. It is so sweet.

How is you eye today?

Sweet Serendipity said...

Oh what wonderful photos! I love them. Kudos to your grandparents. 63 years is quite impressive. I sure we could all learn a great deal from them :D

Alicia said...

Wow...now that is how a marriage should be!! What an amazing example you had!!!!

Love the photos!!!!!

So glad you joined in and shared this!

~ shi ~ said...

Beautiful...Wonderful...I love that you have this connection! Me and My Sisters had that type of a connection with our Grandma...I think I told you we called her Gramps sometimes cause she was our grandma and our gramps..I know wierd...but she was everything in one! And the HUGEST Saint! She died in a horrible car wreck when she was 76 years old, coming back from a church picnic...She would have loved that story..yes I was out having a picnic and then I was with Jesus!...I can hear her still! Enjoy your blessed memories...And ARE YOU WELL YET ??????????????? Shi~

Pam said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandparents.
Plus the photos are adorable.

He And Me + 3 said...

What an example your Grandfather was. I love those pictures. They are a precious couple. How neat that you witnessed such an awesome marriage and Godly couple.

Miss Charlene said...

Awww.. what a beautiful story! Being in love for sixty years.. wow!! That's a God given miracle :)

Erin said...

Wow! I love that you paid attention enough to learn from the example your grandparents set...the love they must have surrounded you all with emanates from the pictures you chose to share.

Denise said...

Wonderful pictures! What an inspiration they must be to your whole family.

Jensmere said...

Such wonderful photos! Memories of good times and great lives lived with love!

My sweet Mother passed 2 yrs ago, and it would have been their 58th anniversary...they had 57 years of this same kind of love.

We are blessed!
Susan

Kristin said...

Absolutely precious!

Kimberly said...

That's just precious! God truly is the glue that holds couples together!

Veronica said...

Joye...my Hubby just happened to be walking by when I was reading this post. I read it out loud to him and I so felt convicted when I read how you described the way your grandmother treated your grandfather. I am so guilty of being a nag and a bunch of other things, but I know it is never too late for a change. I pray that the Lord will show me how to be the kind of wife he wants me to be. Thanks for sharing about your grandparents. What a wonderful story!

Tara said...

Joye, thank you for visiting my page and commenting. Not sure how I missed yours as I thought I went through them all. I just saved the best for last. This post is my favorite one yet! Such a beautiful and moving story about your grandparents. Marriage isn't easy but it can be successful with a lot of love and work plus having God at the center. Thank you for sharing! I'm now a follower.

Christina said...

That waas a wonderful story of your Grandparents. Thank you for sharing them with us! My Grandparnts were married for almost 67 years and I learned so much about relationships from their wonderful example. Thank God for loving, God honoring Parents and Grandparents!

Emily said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love yours and had to subscribe! Have a great day!

Hope said...

What a sweet story! I love the 1947 photo.
♥ Hope

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