|(Obvi- this isn't the real cemetery.)|
Side note: I was told this morning that my customer bought those burial plots years ago- that way he would always be able to watch over her from his office if anything ever happened to her. Might be the sweetest thing I've ever heard.
I literally stood there with tears in my eyes, frozen like a statue because my heart hurt so badly for this sweet older gentleman who had lost his wife after 53 years of marriage.
53 years of marriage. What an accomplishment. Can you imagine how strong of a bond they must have had? I am in complete awe of people who have been married for such a long duration of time. Marriage isn't easy, and whoever says that it is needs to be slapped. I kind of feel like married people should get a trophy for every year they are married- I'm actually 110% positive thats why we get a tax break :)
With all joking aside, I take marriage very seriously, most likely because of the example that was set forth by my family. Both sets of grandparents are the quintessential role models of what the term "for better or for worse" truly means for couples.
|Sweet Hazel (& my brother)|
|This is my absolute favorite picture of them- taken @ Churchill Downs.|
Lord only knows what he had said to get that look :)
My parents were married for 32 years. Yes, I said were. As in past tense. I'm not really ready to talk about that whole little road show yet, if ever. When they divorced, it shook me to my very core. I never believed in a million years that my parents would divorce. Everyone knows Pat & Jan AS Pat & Jan. Obviously, divorce doesn't happen in my family. It just doesn't. Side note: Whoever says divorce is easier to deal with as an adult also needs to be slapped. Hard. Divorce sucks. Plain & Simple... Anyway, It is a long story as to why they felt they needed to go their separate ways, & honestly, its not my story to tell. Butttt I will tell yall 2 little tidbits about Miss Jan & Big P.......
Anyway, I always think of my grandparents when I hear this song about loving someone forever-So incredibly sweet. Well, thats it for now yall..