Sixty years, that seems like such a long time for me. Marc and I will soon celebrate six years in June. Sixty feels like a lifetime to me. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my grandparents love because it has shaped what love is for me.
My parents are divorced so my grandparents have always been the example of what true love is. They have shown how a husband and wife should treat each other, and how to survive a lifetime together. They have been together since high school. My papa proposed on graduation day and they were married the following February in my great-grandparents living room. My Nana still wears the same diamond that Pa gave her 60 years ago which is beyond special. I told Marc before he went ring shopping that I wanted something timeless because I wasn’t going to be trading this in or upgrading. Whatever Marc put on my hand, would stay there.
Nana and Pa hold hands wherever they go; during car rides, walks down the street or even just sitting on the couch. They still use nicknames and kiss often. They do everything together and it has always been that way. I honestly don’t think they’ve spent a night apart.
Their house is filled with laughter daily. They sing to each other and dance together. Nana and Pa have a great routine of who does what like one cook and the other does the dishes. I have shaped my view on love from watching them over my lifetime and I look up to the greatly.
I’m excited to make their wish come true, of having EVERYONE home for their anniversary. We couldn’t make it happen today, but we are making it happen in May to celebrate these amazing sixty years of love and marriage.
I need to convince them to do updated pictures with me when it warms up. But until then – enjoy these from a session we did a few years ago. Are they not the sweetest couple you’ve ever seen?! Here’s to another sixty years of love!