Bob and I have been married 22 years. People comment on us holding hands and occasionally tell us they have taken a photo of us. We have always held hands, but now it’s even more important because of Bob’s loss of eyesight.
Younger people also ask how we’ve stayed together “so long.” We work at it. We still say “I love you” several times a day and we also say those two magic words “Thank You.” We are best friends who work, play and share everything together. Living together as separate individuals each going our own way doesn’t make sense to us.
Love that lasts is not a “feeling.” That comes and goes. Love that lasts is a commitment to stay together, to work together and love together despite the hardships life throws at you and life will through hardships at you. New love is a glorious thing. But to make it last — that takes work.