Still Loving You


What does it take to stay married for forty-seven years? It takes commitment and love to make a marriage work.  None of us are saints to live with in a relationship. It does not take long for the honeymoon to wear off and the lifetime reality show to start!  Adjusting to one another is not an easy task. There are many things that can derail a marriage. But I believe it is the ongoing commitment that makes it last. For some the vow of commitment is, ” for as long as we love each other.” For me it is, “for as long as we both shall live, we will love each other!”

Still Loving You

After all these years

47 to be exact

We are the odd ones

Still together all intact

Many ups and downs

Through thick and thin

And two little boys

With big wide grins

There were times

We could have bailed

But our commitment is solid

Our love did not fail

Now looking back

On all these years

With six beautiful grands

That we love to cheer

For better and for worse

We stayed by those vows

Love includes both

Not one or the other

I love you

26 thoughts on “Still Loving You

  1. I LOVE this! Wow. This is a rare treasure nowadays. My husband and I have been married for 2.5 years exactly! It’s been wonderful and full. I’m so excited to one day say we’ve been together for 47 years. Congrats to you!!


  2. Beautiful. My husband and I have been together for 44 years, so I bow to you and Ruth for 47. When young we thought our love was forever, but the ups and downs of life taught us that love is unconditional.

    Your writing is a joy to read. Thank you.

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  3. amazing ! i always thought what does it need to make a marriage successful, well your answer is exact- love and only love. its beautiful . wish you lots and lot of years of happiness, love, prosperity and good health ! 🙂

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