Wednesday, August 29, 2007

sometimes I get mushy

This past weekend we attended an engagement party that was a family reunion as well. It was so nice catching up with relatives that we hadn't seen in many years. It was also nice spending the day with my in-laws. Life gets so busy, and it's a shame that we don't have enough time to share with all the family and friends that we care deeply for. My husbands parents are alot of fun and we get along great. I feel so lucky to have a mil ( mother in law) & fil (father in law) who I really treasure.
I was so happy that my mil captured the above photo of my fil with me. I think the last time we had a photo together was nearly 27 years ago on my wedding day.
On that day it was my fil who walked me down the aisle. You may remember ,My dad passed away when I was 3. When I first met my husband, I was having some rough times with my own family. My fil and mil were there for me. They welcomed me with open arms and I've never forgotten how much that meant to me. I have a lot of reasons to thank these special people. One of the best reasons is the wonderful example of a loving, adoring husband that my fil gave to his son. My mil and I always discuss this common adoration & love that we share from two very similar, amazingly devoted husbands. The love that my in laws share after 56 years of marriage is not only rare but also inspiring. It is the epitome of what the bond of marriage can be. I sometimes worry for them because even though they may not look or act it, they are growing older. If one should lose the other it would be beyond heartache and beyond consolation. This "sinking" thought always brings to mind the lyrics of Natalie Merchants song- " My beloved wife" ( The lyrics are in my sidebar). A husband is singing about his wife of over 50 years who has passed away, and he questions if it is wrong that he feels he wants to go with her. I have chills just thinking of this beautiful song and the love it professes. We all deserve to love and be loved in life. It is worth the searching, it is worth the heartaches along the way. It is worth taking a lifetime if necessary to acquire it.
Here is my husband..... standing behind me in a photo and standing behind me in whatever I do... forever.


daisies said...

awwwww ... this is so beautiful, so very very beautiful :) 56 years is a wonderful thing ~ am feeling all mushy now .. xoxoxox

Ally Bean said...

nicely mushed. the photos are wonderful. and the thoughts are delightful.

Tammy said...

56! OMG I wore a wedding dress and hat/veil just like that at my first wedding in the early 80's. I love a good mushy story. XXOO

~Michelle~ said...

Very beautiful post, your admiration and love really comes through. You are very blessed!

giggles said...

Lucy I love the many sides to you! Your poignant post touched me so deeply. My parents were similar to these two, they just adored each other. So glad you have a loving family to enjoy, and a wonderful husband to dote upon! It’s such a throw away world that it’s always nice to see marriages with a strong foundation! Blessing to all of you who could make it last! Let's hope they have many more happy moments together!

Hugs and love Sherrie

spider said...

What lovely photos, Ms. Lucy. You were a beautiful bride and are a beautiful wife, mother, woman and friend.

The pic of Peter and yourself radiates brightly his love for you and your love for him. The apple didn't fall far from the tree, in the case of Peter and Peter's father.