Sunday, April 15, 2012

If I Could Save Time in a Bottle



When I was building our General Conference wall this year, I used this well-known picture from the gospel art kit as our prompt to listen for the words "eternal marriage."  As I taped this familiar photo to the wall, I marveled at the modesty of her wedding dress and thought, "Hmmmm, I wonder what became of this young couple."  

Little did I know that just a week or so later, I would receive my answer.  The woman in this photo stumbled across my blog while preparing for a YW lesson and commented.

She said, "That is my husband and I in the 'Eternal marriage' picture taken almost 16 years ago!  We have been blessed with 4 handsome sons over the years!" 

As Paul Harvey used to say, "And now you know the rest of the story..."  It's not much of her story, but it's the gist of it, and I'm sure she shared the part that was most important to her.

I don't know if you have ever wondered while looking at these old photos about the lives of the people in them, but rest assured, these are real people, with real lives, and real testimonies.  Love it!

14 comments:

  1. I love all of your posts, they are so inspiring!

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  2. Very cool, I have always loved how sweet they are!  Happily Ever Afters are real!

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  3. ha, that's so cool!  Yay for eternal families!

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  4. Jennifer ThomasSunday, April 15, 2012

    Thats so awesome!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing that, Jocelyn!  I love to hear about "the rest of the story" too :)

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  6. I have wondered that so many times! So cool that she found your blog :)

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  7. how nice.  love the lyrics to that song and that song.

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  8. Wow that's incredible. I didn't know they were actually real people! lol You know what I mean.

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  9. How fun to to know a little more about them. Thanks for the update!

    =)

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  10. I always assumed that picture was staged. I'm so happy and inspired to find it's not. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. That is so cool!  I honestly thought it was staged...   Makes it all the more meaningful.

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  12. I know the bride in the picture - she grew up in the same stake as me.  Kind of fun to say I know her.

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