9.13.2011

real love exists

I meant to post this last week, but I have had no time at all! Even though this is late, I wanted to make a post for my grandparents, who celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

The stories they tell and the love they show are priceless. They are such a wonderful example to everyone around them of true love. They mean the world to me.











If you doubt love at all, it is not necessary, for I have seen that real love exists.

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

41 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Warm congratulations to your grandparents. Love is always with us. xx

tinajo said...

Beautiful photos and tribute to your grandparents! :-)

Moda said...

Evviva l'amore ! Bellissime foto come sempre. Baci Marcella

Blue said...

These pictures are beautiful! And Congratulations to your grandparents!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how I love Saint-Exupery! And I too, believe that love lasts forever but there are different types of love....the greatest of course, is the love that begins our lives, forgives the bad choices we make in life and cradles us in eternity. That same love I believe is the force that holds all things together whether between parent and child, man or woman, between friends....What a sweet post my dear friend......

Thank you for coming to visit. You are always so sweet!!! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

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Diana Mieczan said...

That is so sweet. Congrats to your grandparents on 64th wedding anniversary. That is amazing. Kisses, my dear

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Roselie said...

Oooh I love these pictures especially the 2nd,4th and 7th!True love exists indeed, and to be blessed with it is the greatest happiness of all I think...

amy b.s. said...

these photos say it all.

Annie said...

Such a beautiful post, Shawna! Happy happy anniversary to your wonderful grandparents! xo

Bela said...

Dear friend, May God bless them and their love for ever!!!! That is amazing hearing stories like that!
How are you, my friend?
Is it very hot there yet?
Well, the rain gave us a break, two dry sunny days. But the sky is already gray...it is a little cold here today.
Aila sleeps her afternoon sleep and when it happens I jump on my desk and visit my best friends!!!
I wish you the best always, dear Shawna!!
Love, Bela

cb said...

how wonderful! i know me and tom will be together that long <3 i witness love everyday when i look into his eyes, i feel a very very lucky lady to have him in my life <3
xo,
cb

Krystal said...

happy anniversary to them!!! that is amazing :)

Martina said...

Awwwww, so sweet! Yes, true love is unconditional love. Hard to achieve, but worth while struggling for.

simply_kc said...

I honestly believe that once you experience LOVE there is no doubting its existence.

Happy Anniversary to your grandparents! Mine had been married over 50 years. And they are my inspiration for love as well.

Meg {henninglove} said...

congrats on their 64th anniversary! that is a huge accomplishment and i am sure they have plenty of marital advice to share for us all, i hope my husband and i can live as long and live together as much as they have!

Gloria said...

Hi there...I have been very busy here too with the family. Happy Anniversary to your grandparents!! That is a lot of married years of true love...:) May God continue to bless you and them with many more happy years together! Congratulations to them!!

Your photos are beautiful, as always...:) Thanks for sharing!

I hope your day is wonderful!!

xoxo...Gloria

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Awh happy anniversary to your grandparents! That is true love. And I totally believe in it myself. We just celebrated 25 years last week. Hope to be as fortunate as your grandparents :) xoxo

Debby said...

We celebrated our 41st this week. I posted an email I sent to my hubsand and his response on my blog.

Diana said...

You are just so sweet...I love that you dedicated this to your grandparents for their anniversary! I hope they had a wonderful celebration. I think old love is so beautiful, two elderly people holding hands or just sitting side by side, you can see their love and feel it. I love these photos and that quote at the bottom...

"True Love begins when nothing is looked for in return" SO True!

fashionhogger said...

64 years!!! Impressive and inspiring!! Congratulations to your grandparents!! :)

About Last Weekend said...

What a special post, really lovely

bron @ baby space said...

64 years?! Wow. Big congrats to them :)
And gorgeous images and quote -- very lovely.

Sara said...

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Taj Acosta said...

That is so sweet and wow what a testament to love! I believe! xo Happy wknd! xo -Taj

gracey said...

happy anniversary to your grandparents! :) momentarily love in 64! <3

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Saturday Poppie Girl!
I just think it is sooo AMAZING .... 64 years. I bet they do have wonderful stories.
I am glad the party went well. and thank you again for emailing me some pics ( so gorgeous)
Grandparents are so special and I am glad you are so close to them.

I think my Grandma Z is going to teach me how to play Bridge soon.
Should be interesting, lol!

Wonderful post and I love all the oh so cute and lovey dovey images!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
love you
gi gi

StephieB said...

So gorgeous - especially the quote at the end. Congratulations to your beautiful grandparents. I am glad that you cherish them as much as they cherish each other.

Hugs and a happy weekend to you,
Stephie x

Wander.Lust said...

oooh what a sweet post, congrats to your grandparents on their anniversary.... pretty pics btw!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What a sweet post! I love all of the photos :)

Madeleine Roberts said...

Oh, so sweet and a wonderful sentiment. I love all the love images, very cute.
Also, congrats to you grandparents for finding love and keeping it for so very long.
-Madeleine

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

awww congratulations to them. how lovely xox

also what beautiful images you found so pretty and romantic I love them and want to steal these ideas lol xox

classiq said...

This is such a beautiful post! Wonderful words. :)
Ada

Punctuation Mark said...

i hope they celebrated in style!!!

this free bird said...

holy moses--64 years!! just the other day ate lunch at our fave mexican place and the couple in the booth next to us were in there late 80's early 90's. they sat next to each other in the booth. he wore jeans, a plaid shirt and cool sneakers. she wore a deep turquoise top, skinny black pants, turquoise rings (!), a hand-embroidered bag a la jadetribe (!) and when they got up to go donned a huge pair of sunglasses. he had a margarita on the rocks. she had a glass of white wine.

the chef and i looked at each other in amazement. it's like we got a glimpse into the future. hope ours lasts as long as theirs and your grandparents...which might be physically impossible at this stage, but i'm willing to give it a go.

xoxo,
c

shopgirl said...

This is a beautiful post Shawna! That's wonderful about your grandparents! I know that true love exists. I'm with mine right now.

Wishing you a wonderful week babes! xoxo

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Follow Your Own Way said...

such a sweet post. love the homemade tent sheltering the lovers.

tywo said...

This made me smile so much! Congrats to them! That's beyond amazing! They give me hope.
How are you? I miss you very much. I hope your days are easy.
Mine are filled with school work..But I like it. I'm happy.
Floyd and I have a date soon..he text me "I'll get us a book of poetry by Rumi, and you get some tea. we can read together"...darling, my heart melted...ahhh.
Gosh..I should stop rambling! I miss you!


LOVE!

mandyface said...

Sweet roundup! That sheet one is such a cute idea!

Islandia Lane said...

ah, great set of photos but I especially love those last two.