Post # 1
I always hear people talking about the movie The Notebook, saying things like “I want a love like Noah and Allie.” Well last night, I was visiting my grandparents and I thought (as I have many times before), if FI and I grow old together to be like this, I will be so happy. In May, they will have been married for 55 years. I swear, they still act like 2 silly teenagers in love most of the time. It makes my heart smile whenever I hear them talking. For example, yesterday they went to the doctor and my nanny later told me that the receptionist told her “You look at him (my grandaddy) like you’re head over heels in love.” Or my grandaddy told her last night “Well looks like I can love on you now without fear of giving you a bug” (because apparently he thought he was sick earlier in the week). I love them so much and just thought I’d share because they make me smile. Does anyone else have any stories about couples who still act so sweet and freakin adorable even after many years?
Post # 3
It’s times like this that I wish WB had a “LIKE” button. I’d press it like a zillion times. That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And I’ve never seen The Notebook (OHHH I KNOW, THE HORROR!). LIKE.
Post # 4
Awh what a sweet story and photo! I love reading stories like this, mostly because I don’t know any couples like that and love knowing that forever love is real. My own grandparents have been married 55 years as well, but they have grown to despise each other and it’s blatantly obvious. Makes for very awkward family get-togethers.
Post # 5
They haven’t been together to ages and ages but my dad and his girlfriend. They are partners in everything and supportive of each other and they still act like they are 17 having a summer fling (sometimes its gross but still cute). They respect each other and share their lives. They love to take adventures together and challenge each other to be better and do more. One of my favorite things is that they work opposite schedules ( one works days and the other nights) and they make each other lunch while the other gets ready to go to work. I just think its such a sweet small gesture of support that warms my heart.
I hope I have a marriage of support, respect, affection and still challenge each other to be better.
Post # 6
@7SEVENJ9: I haven’t seen it either!
Thanks for posting this, it’s super sweet to hear there are couples like this. Every once in awhile I’ll see an elderly couple at the mall holding hands and it’s just so adorable :). My grandparents still love each other, but they’re not very affectionate.
Post # 7
Your grandparents are adorable – my heart gets all mushy when I read that!
I would like to have a love like DHs grandparents, Bennie and Edith (RIP).
Bennie and Edith met and he proposed to her the first day, she said no. He continued to propose and finally after 6 weeks they were engaged. They were married for over 50 years….
10 years before Edith passed away, she started to show signs of Alzheimers disease. The disease progressed and she got worse, but Bennie was by her side the entire time. In her final months, she did not recognize Bennie at all and he would cry (and was severely depressed) because he didnt have his girl. She passed away in March of 2009 and Bennie was a mess. His health worsened and he was even more depressed than before. HE was 94 at this point. He said he just did not want to live without his Edith. He passed away in May – 1 month before his 95th birthday party that we had planned for him.
They loved each other with all their hearts, no matter what, through everything. We will be naming our first son (if we have one) Benjamin after Bennie.
Post # 8
Awww I totally agree with you OP! My grandparents have been married for 57 years! They brought their wedding album over on my Papa’s 80th birthday. *sigh* I’m posting the poor-quality picture I have because I want to…. 🙂
It’s blurry, but it’s a “picture of a picture.” This in 1954 at a church in England. 🙂
Post # 9
I want a love like my grandparents. They met when they were 13, started dating when they were 14, and are now going on 60 years of marriage. He still calls her “darling” after all these years. They’re just adorable and I hope our marriage is just as long-lasting and full of love as theirs!
Post # 10
@PitBulLover: ohhh, that story gave me the chills. I do believe that once a spouse passes away the other can literally die of a broken heart because they miss that person so much. Wow.
Post # 11
@JennBug89: Very cute!
My grandparents were actually just like the Notebook! My grandfather passed away from alzheimers in 2006 and him and my grandmother had been married for over 50 years. The last few months of his life his alzheimers got worse and worse and he didn’t remember any of us, including my grandmother. The last few days of his life he was at home, on hospice, basically in a coma. His entire family-kids and grandkids basically stayed around his bed side 24/7 so we could be with him when he passed. One night, we all went to the family room to eat pizza and look at old family pictures. It was the first time in days my grandmother had been alone with him in the room. As we all talked about old times and laughed my grandfather opened his eyes (remember…he had been in a coma for several days at this point) and looked at my grandmother and said “I love you Jean”, and then he passed.
My grandmother screamed and we all ran in the room. But I will never forget that. I believe he heard all of us talking and laughing and knew it was ok for him to go but he wanted to say goodbye to my grandmother. Makes me tear up even writing this.
Post # 12
@Bostongrl25: Oh my. Your story also gave me the chills. Wow. Incredible, incredible, incredible.
Post # 13
i love this thread! i have no one like that to look up to so hearing stories like these make me so so so happy 🙂
Post # 14
My maternal grandparents were married for over 60 years. They eloped – my mom only found this out when she helped them move into a retirement home and found their actual marriage cert, which had an earlier date on it than their “wedding.” They’d written on the envelope it was in, “Ellen – surprise!” When they were both in their early 90s and had to live in a nursing home, they were put in a room with two single beds. They had the staff push the beds together so that they would never have to sleep apart. My grandmother’s wedding ring will be my wedding ring, and I feel so lucky for all the history and love it symbolizes.
Post # 15
Aww, everyone’s stories made me tear up 😉 I feel very lucky to have 3 of my 4 grandparents still with me at age 21.
Post # 16
Oh my heart just melts! I seriously just put the Notebook in the DVD player! My mom’s parents were married over seventy years when my grandma passed away. Grandpa is 93 (almost 94!) and still carries the same picture in his wallet of her from the 1930’s of her on the beach in a bikini. He asks my dear hub every time we visit “Wanna see a picture of my girlfriend?” and pulls that picture out 🙂
The first time he did that to him it totally freaked him out though b/c he knew my gma was passed away and thought “damn, your gpa gets out and he’s 90?!” haha!