A lavendar-clad beauty catches his glance
He meets her, they talk, she flirts, they dance
Youth, thrills, excitement and dreams
Commitment and love, all easy it seems
Years pass quickly for this husband and wife
Four children, three moves, so busy with life
Blessings are plenty, this family is rich
Children grow up, each finding his niche
Mid-life strikes fast and nothing's the same
Love's not so easy. Who blew out the flame?
Love isn't all good. It isn't all fun.
Grief strikes intensely, the loss of a son.
In good times or bad, their marriage vows read
Life's surprises unknown at the time they were wed
Pride, accomplishments, disappointments, or pain
Through each curvy bend, they always remain
Love's not about beauty. It's not about lust
It's about a lifetime of memories, a lifetime of trust
Real love must endure all kinds of tears
Real love is my parents the past fifty years