Charles and Lonetta Rutherford
June 6, 1959
With parental permission in hand, the young couple set off for Texas to be married. He was 19 and she was just 15.
They were in love and wanted to be married. They didn't HAVE to. They just wanted to. They loved each other. They loved God, and they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
And so they have.
Fifty years later~ two children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren later~ The lovely couple will celebrate with a reception they never had.
In 1959, there was no fancy wedding, no cake, no flowers, no wedding dress. Not even pictures. (The one above is about a year later) Just a simple ceremony with a vow to each other and most importantly - two vows in one to their God.
Vows they have kept.
The Sacredness of marriage is lost these days on whims, selfishness, and lust.
People like my mom and dad give value to dedication, faithfulness and purity.
I am sure they have had their rough times, but through it all they have remained side by side, in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth~ till death do they part- and I hope that is a long time from now!
Their reception is Saturday, June 13 at 2 o'clock. My mom is as nervous as a young bride. She never received all this attention and glamour when she first wed. They deserve this special time and if you are in the area, stop by to congratulate them. My sister and I are delighted to show our awesome parents off to the world- or at least our world of friends and family.
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
You are two of the most amazing people!
Thanks for your Godly examples of love, faithfulness, and the sacredness of marriage.