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And He Still Loves Her…An Anniversary Tribute to my Sister and Brother-in-Law

09 May

In love, together forever and ever!

My sister and her husband

Fourty-four years ago this month, a young Airman and a younger woman walked down the aisle, said vows before God, their families, and many friends.  They vowed to stay together, to honor and cherish each other, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and health, forsaking all others, until death do they part.  In a world that a lasting commitment has become a rare thing, this couple has become an example that it can happen, if they truly love each other, respect each other, care for each other, take care of each other, and allow God to not only bless their marriage but to put his will first in their marriage.  That couple is my 3rd oldest big sister, and her husband.  Now I have to tell you that all 3 of my oldest sisters and my oldest big brother have been married to their first loves forever.  But I’m writing this to honor this sister and her husband who are celebrating their 44th Wedding Anniversary this month of May, 2012.  Around 12 years ago I wrote some lyrics for a song that were inspired by this sister of mine.  I have always admired how her husband, no matter how long they have been married, still seemed to be courting her.  He would write her little love notes each day, call her while he was at work just to say that he loved her, and when they were together he opened doors for her, held her hand, and usually had his arm around her.  Now I have to tell you, that when I was younger and having trouble with my dad, it was my brother-in-law who usually I looked up to as an example of a good father.  My sister and brother-in-law would take us places, let us stay with them in the summer, and were like a second set of parents to us younger siblings.  When I needed clothes, they often bought me things to wear.  My sister and I would often have the same dress, in the same colors, because they would know I needed one too.  When I was 15 and ran away from home because of something Dad said, and something one of my brothers did to hurt my sister, it was my Brother-in-law and sister who came to get me as I was walking and took me to their house to stay.  This is the sister and brother-in-law who took us to the drive-in movies with them, introduced us to mugs of rootbeer, took us to his mom and dad’s home, told us jokes, took me to the hospital for the births of both of my natural daughters, and in fact, my sister was in the delivery room with me when Jk was born by C-section.  She was the one who nicknamed Jk, Ladybug, and her husband was the one who actually came up with Jk’s first name.  So you can see they have been a big part of my life.  I don’t know what life would be like without my sister and brother-in-law in it.  My sister told me today that the reason their marriage has lasted so long is because Jesus Christ was in the center of it, and they worked at it.  So today, I’m sharing the lyrics I wrote for them as an anniversary tribute to their lasting love.

On their wedding day, 44 years ago.

And He Still Loves Her

Reminiscing on days gone by,

when first he held her close,

There was no doubt inside his heart,

That he would love her most.

He knew back then he’d spend his days

Showing her the love inside.

It wasn’t something he’d hold back,

Nor something he could hide.

 

 

And he still loves her,

More and more each day.

And he still loves her,

More than words can say.

So he takes a moment everyday

To share the love he feels,

In a note, a call, and a little touch,

So she’ll know his love is real.

 

 

Reminiscing on days long past,

As she stood right by his side,

Remembering all the love he felt,

As she then became his bride.

How willingly she made the vow,

That promised him her heart.

He knew right then that this special love,

Would never let them part.

 

 

And he still loves her,

More and more each day.

And he still loves her,

More than words can say.

So he takes a moment everyday,

To share the love he feels,

In a note, a call, and a little touch,

So she’ll know his love is real.

 

 

Today they sat together,

In rockers side by side.

His eyes are filled with love,

Her heart is filled with pride.

He’ll know no other lover,

Who’ll take his heart away,

And forever he will love her,

Long past their dieing days.

 

 

And he still loves her,

More and more each day.

And he still loves her,

More than words can say.

So he takes a moment everyday,

To share the love he feels,

In a note, a call, and a little touch,

So she’ll know his love is real.

 

 

Over fourty years have passed,

Since he first made her his bride.

They vowed that day before their God

As they stood there side by side.

The Lord has been there ever since,

To help them keep their vow.

His presence in their hearts and lives,

Still keeps their love strong now.

 

 

And he still loves her,

More and more each day.

And he still loves her,

More than words can say.

So he takes a moment everyday,

To share the love he feels,

In a note, a call, and a little touch,

So she’ll know his love is real.

And He still loves her.
Yes, He still loves her.

He’ll always love her.

    By:  Bonita L. Ledzius… copyright 1999

 

My sister and brother-in-law with their children.

Still walking together, with his arm around her.

Being silly, but they are just down home good people.

Happy 44th Anniversary, B.J. and Nelda!

(I invite anyone who would like to send blessings to them on this special anniversary to leave a comment below.)

 

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19 responses to “And He Still Loves Her…An Anniversary Tribute to my Sister and Brother-in-Law

  1. Nelda Huffman

    May 12, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    Thank each and everyone of you, we appreciate each and every comment and wishes. We wish for you all a wonderful life with God’s Blessings always. Life is not always easy but God sees you threw those trials always. hey sis the song is Beautiful. Love you all Always

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      May 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

      Love you too, sis! Now all I have to do is finish putting chords to it, and it will be done. Thank you and BJ for being the inspiration that made the lyrics flow.

       
  2. artbycamila

    May 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    This is just so beautiful! My God keep blessing them!! Thx for sharing! I love the song!

     
  3. originalapplejunkie

    May 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    This made me smile..44 years is amazing, send my congratulations also!

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      May 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

      You just did it, My sister will be checking back on here every now and then because I told her to…lol. So she will read you congratulations.

       
      • originalapplejunkie

        May 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM

        Awesome! I wish her and her husband many more amazing years ahead!

         
      • forhisgloryandpraise

        May 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

        My sis will be excited when she finds out your wish came from Portugal. Like I said we were living in the Azores when I was a toddler, so my sis being 10 years older then me will remember it more than I do, and it will make her feel blessed to hear from that part of the world. Thank you!

         
      • originalapplejunkie

        May 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

        You’re welcome 🙂

         
  4. beatrix mana

    May 10, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Congratulations and God Bless You.

     
  5. Nelda Huffman

    May 10, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Thank You again for the nice comments. We love you all and wish you all a very Happy Life with Love Peace Of God and each Other. You are all precious to God and to us. Thank You all.

     
  6. terry1954

    May 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    send your sister and her husband a big congratulations from me. they so deserve it in today’s world, where one misunderstanding brings out the attorneys in divorce courts

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      May 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

      Terry, you just did it yourself. I told my sister to keep an eye on the page and the comments. You can see her comment here as well…just look for the name Nelda.

       
  7. Nelda Huffman

    May 9, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Thank You sis, It is so Beautiful. and Thank You each and everyone who writes us a note, so I don’t forget to Thank You. I will do it ahead of time.

     
  8. writerwannabe763

    May 9, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Those are beautiful sentiments for your sister and husband and a lovely poem in tribute to their love. ….Diane

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      May 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM

      Thank you! I can’t be there for their celebration but wanted to do something special to let them know that I love them and admire the love I see in the two of them. I invite anyone who wants to, to wish them blessings on their anniversary here for them to read.

       
      • writerwannabe763

        May 9, 2012 at 8:09 PM

        I wish you many years still, to love and to cherish each other and the love that you have had and still have.. May the Lord Bless You Both….Diane

         
      • forhisgloryandpraise

        May 9, 2012 at 8:12 PM

        For my sister and brother-in-law, Thank you!

         

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