Thursday, July 14, 2011

Can You Imagine Being Married for 70 Years?

Can you imagine being married for 70 years?  To the same person? My beloved Uncle Earl and Aunt Lorraine of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will celebrate their 70th Anniversary on July 19.  That seems so amazing to me, but not when I think about the unconditional soul-mate love they have for each other, the deep and rich faith in Jesus Christ, and that all their lives they have given unselfishly to their family, friends, and church members.  I love these two wonderful people so deeply; they are my inspiration and role models.  Earl and Lorraine love to get my cards and it is not unusual to see them on display in their home.  Here is yet another one for them... for this special occasion that is nothing short of a miracle.

The image is Mo Manning's new "Kisses for My Sweet" which comes with a variety of images to hang over their heads, such as mistletoe, wedding bells and heart.  The image is colored with Copics on Wausau 110 lb paper which is available at Michael's. The pretty vintage roses dp is from the Paper Studio, the pearl swirls are Recollections, the butterfly is K & Co, and the leather flower is from Jolee's.

Aren't they just adorable?  Earl and Lorraine still hold hands and call each other "Babe"!

This is the inside of the card.

And here is the happy couple.  This photo was taken six years ago.  They really haven't changed much, though Lorraine's health is not good. She is 89 now and Earl is 90.  And they are self-sufficient in the same little house they have lived in for nearly 50 years!  Gotta love 'em!

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share this special story with you.  I hope your life is as richly blessed as these wonderful people!

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10 comments:

Craftyanny said...

A gorgeous card Barb.
A lovely tale too, hope they have a wonderful day
Anne x

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling card for a darling couple, Barb!!!! I can't imagine being married for 70 years...Congrats to the happy couple!!!!

Pocono Pam said...

70 years~ What an awesome testimony! May God continue to bless their union!

DonnaMundinger said...

So wonderful that they have been able to share so many happy years together! Your card is beautiful and the sentiment so sweet. A very happy anniversary to them! xxD

Heather Huggins said...

70 years... WOW!! I can't imagine.. Wonderful card!!

The Wired Angel said...

Barb.. another stunning card. Beautifully done. You couldn't add my married years up to get anywhere close to this number. HA!! Congrats to them.

Mina said...

wow wow wow Barb 70 years how amazing is that and I thought I was going well at 35 years lol...give them huge congratulations on their achievment from me please...you couldnt have picked a better image for their card, your Aunt and Uncle will treasure this stunning card so much Im sure
Mina xxx

Lynette said...

what a wonderful card, and how amazing to be married for that long!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, thanks so much for sharing this story....it is soooo amazing...I had a great uncle who was married to his wife for 67 years and then she passed, it is such a wonderful story to share, especially now days...hope your weekend is grand....btw, your card is gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Nancy said...

That image is too cute! Love your coloring, and that card is great!