Last Thursday we discussed new marriages and fairytale weddings, and, I don’t know about you, but I felt a twinkle in my toes all week. (Of course, it could be the drinks I’ve been downing at this year’s UBP, but I’m not admitting to anything!)
But, this week, I have the Ultimate Love Thursday post. Ladies and gentlemen of the blogosphere, it is my great honour (see, saying it in British makes it that much more regal) to present to you, on the weekend of the anniversary of 50 blissfully married years…Maw Maw and Papa.
Now 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren later…more in love than ever.They are celebrating this weekend, with family and friends at the same hometown mansion where my own friends hosted a bridal shower only five months ago.
My grandfather prepared a hand-written list for the DJ. Number one on the list? “When a Man Loves a Woman.”
He once told us he prays he lives longer than my grandmother.
“It can only be one day longer,” he added. “But, I want to always be here to take care of her.”
My mother, in all of her comback glory, was quick to reply with, “We hope you’re always here, too. She’s too spoiled now for the rest of us!”
Ah yes. Everyone will be there to celebrate this weekend. Well, almost everyone.