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60 Years

We all know that 60 years is a long time. Especially when you’re talking about a marriage! My grandparents have been married 60 years this month. It’s so incredible to wrap my arms around how long they’ve been together. But the most incredible thing (and the focus of this post) is that they are still madly in love. They have such a solid relationship and they love each other more than anything. You can see it in everything they do.

5934_132958241864_691201864_2471186_6986365_nFor these two, it hasn’t always been easy. Of course they’ve had their issues and heartaches. They’ve gone through a lot together – but the one thing that has kept them going strong for all these years –  is the love and respect they have for each other. They truly love each other. They have the pure, real love that is hard to find. They found it over 60 years ago…

So many times I’ve thought to myself – does true, pure love exist? I’ve had this conversation with myself so many times and the one thing that gives me hope – are my grandparents.

I’ve spent many days and nights with my grandparents. I’ve watched them. How they take care of each other and nurture their relationship. How they hold hands in public and kiss before they crawl into bed. It’s amazing, truly. So many relationships go bitter… sometimes early on and sometimes later in life. You see older couples and they are bitter, they are crabby, and they are simply annoyed with each other. They just don’t have the passion. It’s unfortunate, but just know that when you follow your heart – you’ll find the true, pure love and you’ll know that anything is possible. And I know for a fact – because I see it in my grandparents every day.

The way my grandparents smile at each other, laugh at each others jokes… the stories they still tell about their time together – it’s 7834_168632851864_691201864_2825773_4387171_nall amazing. They are in love. They appreciate each other with so much passion. Not only do I admire their love and dedication, but they also mean so much to me and I’ve looked up to them my whole life. I’m very fortunate to have such a great family and I’m blessed to have them as role models. They give me strength every day.

This post should give you hope. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, just know that true love really exists. It’s out there… and it’s worth holding out for.

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