It was 1933 and he was 24 when they got married. That is young by today’s standards when marriages are delayed until we graduate from college, begin our careers, and check a variety of things off our to-do-before-we-have-children lists.
This picture was taken in 1983 for their 50th wedding anniversary. In a photo album that no one knew about, it was recently discovered in his sister’s attic. And what a marvelous discovery! Converted into a high resolution digital format, it can now be shared with all those nieces and nephews and with their children as well.
In addition to the beautiful vintage photograph, here is a photograph of their wedding rings. Notice how the shadow of the rings forms a heart. It makes me smile.
It reminds me of what love is to be: patient and kind. It does not envy, nor boast. It isn’t proud, or rude, or self-seeking. It isn’t easily angered and doesn’t keep a record of wrongs. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. (taken from 1 Cor 13).
Love. A commitment. A promise. More than a feeling, true love stands the test of time.