I borrowed this from someone else’s blog, thanks to @brandonacox for sharing it!
In case you missed this sweet Valentine’s Day story, I had to share. The world’s longest-married couple talked about love, marriage, and relationships on Twitter of all places!
Can you imagine? Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher are 104 and 102 respectively. They have been married for 85 years! When these two kids tied the knot, Calvin Coolidge was president, Lenin was buried in Moscow’s Red Square, a new house would cost you about $7,000, and a new car about $265.00.
The couple took questions via Twitter. I love their answers, both in their sincerity and in their simplicity. Their devotion toward one another is so real that it’s moving. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Q: What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together? Were you scared at all?
A: With each day that passed, our relationship was more solid and secure. Divorce was NEVER an option—or even a thought.
Q: How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?
A: We grew up together and were best friends before we married. A friend is for life—our marriage has lasted a lifetime.
Q: Is there anything you would do differently after more than 80 years of marriage?
A: We wouldn’t change a thing. There’s no secret to our marriage, we just did what was needed for each other and our family.
Q: What is your advice to someone who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right is really out there?
A: Mine was just around the corner! He is never too far away, so keep the faith—when you meet him, you’ll know.
Q: What was the best piece of marriage advice you ever received?
A: Respect, support, and communicate with each other. Be faithful, honest, and true. Love each other with ALL of your heart.
Q: You got married very young—how did you both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a couple?
A: Everyone who plants a seed and harvests the crop celebrates together. We are individuals, but accomplish more together.
Q: What is your fondest memory of your 85-year marriage?
A: Our legacy: 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
Q: What is the most important thing to remind yourselves?
A: Remember marriage is not a contest—never keep a score. God has put the two of you together on the same team to win.
The “secret” to a successful marriage is really no secret at all; be loving, honest, and true. You can accomplish more together. America’s 50% divorce rate suggests that we’ve forgotten that. The Fisher’s are a beautiful reminder.
(credit: http://curtharding.wordpress.com) Edited slightly.