Thursday, November 3, 2011

72 days Vs 72 years

In a world where some marriages end in 72days, today on the news I heard about a 94year old man and a 90years old woman who were married for 72years and both died on the same day one hour apart from each other.. laying side by side on their hospital bed!!!

Their son  said  that his father would continuously say, 'I have to stick around. I can't go until she does because I have to stay here for her and she would say the same thing.'

He  also said 'I don't believe there was a big secret to their marriage. Sometimes one or the other would get mad but they worked everything out. 'In the end, they chose each other and that was it. They were committed.'

Their daughter also said they were both inlove and always took care of each other!

  • They chose each other and that was it
  • They were committed
  • They were in love
  • They took care of each other
Sounds simple and easy right??? Yes, it  sure does but unfortunately we see so much of the opposite in our would today.

I believe being inlove with anyone is a choice! It is a decision, not a feeling and requires conscious effort! And commitment! You chose him or her and that's it

Personally I think our world of today is making so much mockery of the institution of marriage that was created by God to be enjoyed and successful. It is very sad!! On tv, in church, in communities and countries.. they are sad and scary stories about marriages.

Which is why I totally loved this story because we all need a simple remind that God created the union of marriage to be enjoyed and successful. Two people choosing to live together, love each other, makes mistakes, learn together, forgive each other and grow together.

RIP Gordon and Norman

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  1. wow, just wow,those are the stuff that the marriage vows are made up of, thanks for sharing

  2. Oh boy!!! This is simply amazing,i mean very awesome!!! Well,i'll stick around for Mrs. 9jaGreat too! Hehehehehehe

  3. Thank Jemima and thanks for stopping by

    Thanks 9jagreat!!! I have to know about mrs 9jagreat once she arrives.. Thanks for stopping by

  4. Inspirational. I'll be sure to keep it in mind when Mr. Right comes around.
    Btw, lovely blog...following

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  5. Love is actually choice oh. I heard this somewhere, and the more i thought about it the more i realized it was true.

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  6. Bless you jere. Marriage and Divorce stories are soo scary these days that one wonders where it all went wrong. 72 days smh.

  7. Some encouraging story about marriages, Blees you for sharing

  8. really fantastic, and so true.
    nice blog. becoming a follower asap.