I often get the chance to witness the union of two people in love. But it is a rare occasion that I am invited to witness the celebration of a Golden Anniversary. 50 years of marriage! Grandpa Arifin and Grandma Martha have been through a lot over the years they’ve been together. They’ve fought together through the struggles and they’ve enjoyed a lot of good times together. They’ve welcomed children into their lives and watched them blossom into adults. They’ve watched their children fall in love and married the people of their choices, and they’ve eagerly welcomed little grandchildren and great-grandchildren into their world. Yes, Grandpa Arifin and Grandma Martha have truly been through a lot over the course of fifty years of marriage.
If you ask their family about Grandpa Arifin and Grandma Martha, they will say that their love life is the inspiration of their own. After all these years, they are still crazy about each other. Wherever one is, you will find the other. Grandma Martha is also the glue that holds the family together, no matter what happens or what will happen, they know that they can always count on her. Now I think that kind of love for her family shown through that kind of strength can only be possible if she’s feeling a lot of love from her spouse.
So, if there’s anything I’ve learned from this couple, it’s this: “True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet. True love is Grandpa and Grandma growing old together.”
Happy anniversary Grandpa Arifin and Grandma Martha! You are an inspiration to many of us!