Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Marriages can last - mine has 47 years

Here's some bubble wrap that has kept my husband and me together for forty-seven years. We said our vows February 18, 1962, and we'll celebrate still being friends, lovers, and together. We stay loving each other even during the times we might not like each other very much.

It has to be love when Robert says I'm still as beautiful as on our wedding day.

He promised me at least fifty years forty-seven years ago, and he's doing his best to keep that promise. I think it's time to change that promise to at least seventy-five.

Marriages can last, but a lasting marriage takes lots of work, love, and pure stubbornness on the part of both people.



Rena said...

Happy Anniversary, Vivian & Robert!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Happy Anniversary Viv and Robert. :-)

We hope to celebrate our 20th anniversary on Saturday ;-)

Vivian Zabel said...

Thank you, Rena.

Bianca! *hugs* Thanks so much, and congratulations.

elysabeth said...

You got that right - lol - lots of stubbornness on both parts. Congrats and hope you have many more - E :)

Vivian Zabel said...

Thank you, Elysabeth.

We're going to Chilli's tonight for dinner, and we're starting on the next 47 years.

Morgan Mandel said...

Happy Anniversary, Vivian!
You're ahead of us. We're only at 36 so far.

Morgan Mandel

sassypackrat said...

Very best wishes for making it to 75 years. My grandparents were married close to 60 years until my grandmother died. But my grandfather considered them still married until the day he died at 96.

Vivian Zabel said...

Morgan, the next eleven years will pass faster than you realize or really want. I can't believe I've been married over twice as long as I was single. When we celebrate 54 years, it will be three times longer than I was single. Ish.

Ah, Sassy, thanks. I hope we make it to 75, too.

Helen Ginger said...

Happy Anniversary, Vivian and Robert. Forty-seven years is no small accomplishment.