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!