Friday, April 1, 2011

Moving with the times

How do you show someone you love them?

The following are common ways: just being with them, showering them with gifts, buying them flowers, bringing them out to dinner, etc

But in our parents time: Love was hardly "shown". Maybe a grunt or two to acknowledge the others' presence, or maybe just showing up on time for dinner. No gifts, no hand holding, no show of affection whatsoever!

But people move with the times.

They have been married for many, many years. He pretended that he wanted to buy durians for the grandkids, but after buying those durians he said he had to go somewhere else. He drove straight to the mall which housed her jewellers.

He had made an appointment for them to remain open late last nite just for her private viewing and selection!!

Married 49 years today, that's my In-laws. And that's no April fool joke!!


Mayet said...

Your in laws are so sweet! It's really heartwarming to see people who have married for so many years still doing sweet things to each other. There are times when I find myself misty-eyed while looking at old couples who still hold hands and treat each other like they're still in their honeymoon stage. :)

My parents have been married for 29 years and still very much in love with each other. :)

ilene said...

Not many couples are blessed to be together for so long. Your in-laws are a real exception and may they be continually blessed to share each other's company for many more years ahead.

P/s: Thumbs up to father-in-law for knowing what to do! :)

iml said...

So so sweet of your FIL. Still so thoughtful after all these years. My best wishes to them on their wedding anniversary. Next year will be their Golden anniversary!

Stardust said...

Aww... so sweeeet...

JoMel said...

Wow! This sounds like something out of the movies.. but it's not! It's real! Happy anniversary to your in-laws, and here's wishing them many more wonderful years ahead.