Last weekend we went to the wedding of Himself’s eighty-two year old aunt. I have to admit, it was a curiosity to me. After all, what is a wedding for an older couple like?
In a word – beautiful!
Not having a particularly good home life, his aunt spent a lot of time with a friend’s family. There she got to know one of the brothers well and Irene and Dan soon became grade and junior high school sweethearts. Discouraged by some adults that it was just puppy love, they eventually lost touch with each other. Both went on to marry others, have children and long, happy marriages. Both lost their spouses quite a number of years ago.
This summer, when Aunt Irene was in town for her granddaughter’s high school graduation, she and Dan caught up with each other. Sixty-nine years later, there was no doubt that what they had was more than puppy love, it was the real thing. That was very apparent when they took their vows. You just had to look at their eyes.