They married young & lived to celebrate 70 years of marriage. The lady of the house "Sue" as he called her. She was a farm girl, one of 8. Her future hubby was one of her brother's friends. She saw a dashing man and instantly had to meet him. Not long after they dated and then wed shortly there after. He went off to war & she stayed home.
Over the years they then welcomed 4 children. They had 3 girls and 1 boy. All of whom were dearly adored along with their grandchildren. Sue was so loving, kind, and sweet to us. She welcomed us with warming embraces. You know the kind that swallows you up & won't let go. She always giggled when she knew we were having a baby! She was always eager to see our bundles and give them her love. She truly loved with all her heart! They did everything together including: dinner dates, scenic drives, groceries, or the beauty & barber shop. He was a great guy! He loved his wife so much & was always caring for their house. He still insisted at 93 to mow his grass. He also loved our dog. He always greeted her with lots of love & snuggles! He always said, "He lives for snow & then he'll be extra happy."
They didn't have a fancy wedding, live in a fancy house, or have tons of riches. They were richly blessed in a passionate, long life of love. They had a love so rare, sweet & passionate! They were true soul mates!
She left this world early this past December. She was almost 91. Her true love met her only 4 months later to the day. Their love shows that when one is taken another can't be left. They were amazing! Not perfect but always trying to do their best and stretch themselves for each other.
As spring unfolds we will miss the sound of his mower, the smell of fresh laundry & her cooking in the little yellow house. We do rejoice though that they are together again. The memories will last forever! We are so thankful & blessed to have known them!
What a legacy, an honor & a blessing to watch them grow old together. Until we meet again our hearts will always be knitted together. May we all aspire to adore & cherish our loved ones just as they did? I pray to be blessed with a long, happy, and healthy life with my love & family! Today and everyday may we be happy, be blessed & show the love! Happy April!