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!