I said "Grandpa, you and grandma have been married for so long, what's the secret?" He said "I just love her! Isn't that enough?"
His tone implied that my question was a little ridiculous, what other answer could there be? I laughed and said that yes, it was enough. I didn't know that would be our last conversation. He died shortly thereafter of liver failure.
For a long time after that conversation I thought his answer to my question was just a funny, sweet anecdote. Only now do I realize that it was the best answer he could have possibly given me.
The secret, according to my grandpa, to a happy marriage is to just love your spouse. Shower your spouse with love, make it your priority. The Family Proclamation says: "Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children."
Liz Pitcavage is a wife and mother of two young children, living in Pennsylvania. She was raised on the East Coast, but was born in Idaho and can cook a mean potato...when she wants to! Liz loves to knit, play piano, read, and write...and she longs for the ocean on most days. Liz has shared the gift of music with children through music and piano lessons, and she blesses many with her knitted creations. I am blessed to know Liz through the church, here in Central Pa. Thanks for this post, Liz!