I know she’s frustrated. They say we should gradually surrender the things of our youth as we age but I can’t help but rail against that notion as I see her struggling to feed herself, to even say hello.
A relic of the past, she stares at me with wide eyes.
With so much wisdom and experience contained in one person, I ask the question I had been meaning to ask for a while now. She had been married to my Grandfather for over 50 years until he passed.
‘What’s the key to a successful marriage?’
Unable to name her brothers and sisters just a few moments before, I expect a confused, disjointed response.
She turns her attention to me with a hawk-like focus and steely states ‘Listen to each other. Always listen to each other.’
In a moment, like the conversation had never happened, she’s back wondering what’s for dinner that night.
I’m thankful I listened.
In six months I’ll be walking down the aisle to my best friend.
If you’re married, engaged, in a relationship, or single, I would be more than honored to hear what you have to say about what you believe creates a successful marriage.
For our wedding, I will incorporate your advice at our wedding tables- featuring your first name and your location.
I’m grateful for your time and for your unique insight!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Kelsey + Kevin