With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd share couples in my life that mean a lot to me. There comes along in your life a couple, or several, that you just know they belong together to be a complete person.
I've had three such relationships in my life that not only touched my heart, but stuck. The first relationship was my own parents, though until a couple of years ago I didn't realize the full extent. My mother adored my father, though he wasn't in our lives as I grew up. Every man she ever dated was compared to him. Of course, they fell way short. Turns out my father felt the same way about my mother. Now that he's in our lives again, they are practically inseparable.
The second couple that has stuck in my heart is my husband's grandfather and his second wife. He was a Korean Vet and a musician who fell in love with another musician, a singer. Due to a lifetime of drinking and serving military time his liver started to fail. For over thirty years she took care of him, getting him to dialysis and cooking things he could eat. Just seeing them together and hearing them talk about each other, you knew they were meant for each other. She never gave up on him.
The last relationship has been my own with my husband. We met at fifteen, engaged at sixteen and married at nineteen. Yes, loads of people said we were too young, but we knew there was no one else for either of us. We've been together seventeen plus years and everyday feels like the beginning.
What do you think makes a lasting relationship? Do you have any couples that you think of the same way in your lives?