Love is eternally young…
Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt.
This week it is: Cherish
Every Time is the First Time
They are my parents, and yes, you are right to say that there is no way that they could be my parents as they are children.
It was sixty years ago, and my parents are gone now, but the love that they had for each other continues to live on in my heart, and in my memory, and I hope from them through me to my own children.
You see, each of them said that they felt like children with each other.
They made each other feel young; as young as the sunlight and just as eternally warming – and even a little giddy.
Dad always brought mom flowers, and mom always loved to feign blushing humility, and then whisper “awww” in dad’s ear as if it was the first time he had ever given them to her.
That is beautiful. I wish everyone had parents like that. That is a great tribute to them.
Here are my flowers for you…
roses are red
violets are blue
love is special
between me and you
Your parents did a good job with you, as well as with each other.
That’s beautiful 🙂
Love is a redeemer of spirit
What a beautiful tribute to your parents.
and to love
I enjoyed that piece very much, Randy. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Eric
You’re welcome. Thanks for commenting.
Keeping a marriage alive and fresh takes effort but the end result is well worth it. You showed that beautifully.
Have a great weekend,
Mmmm. I think marriage, or at least lasting love,is the great journey.
Through 58 years of marriage, my parents always held hands. When she got sick, my mom was taken care of day and night by my father. He wouldn’t accept any outside help. She’s been gone 12 years now. Most days he spends sitting in his faded old lounge chair, waiting to be reunited with her. Love is eternal!
Hi, Paul. Haven’t seen you around. How are you?
see how you are missed, Paul.
Not trying to tug at you, as we understand priorities. Just wanting to let you know we all send you fond good wishes.
Some day I’ll just be a fond memory. Like your first love.
Maybe. Kind of maudlin though – and maybe unnecessary. I hope you stay around at least a little.
You will always though be like my first love… apple pie and ice cream.
I haven’t been around much. Thanks for noticing. Working hard. Hope everything’s well with you.
Hard work is cleansing for the soul. Just not too much. Balance is always important. Just carrying the message. Don’t shoot the messenger…. and I’m not just messing with you (or is it messaging with you. I know it’s not massaging with you. Wait, I know – it’s don’t take it all too seriously. Now, if there were three of us it could be menaging a tois with us,. Okay, It’s late and I’m going to sleep now…)
oh my stars…you are silly 😀
aww… stop being silly yourself. 😉
Good to hear from you. Hope all is well (and you’re reunited again too)
Thanks for telling us that story of your folks. That’s what it’s all about (not just the “hokey-pokey” – pun intended).
58 years is amazing and wonderful and hand holding is such a joy. And I completely understand how your father feels – at least I do for me towards my wife.
Love is the answer (good old John Lennon!)
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Randy — sometimes words are magical, and sometimes people are too. Thanks for sharing both.
It is my pleasure. Best wishes to you and your magic and the people in your life.
The sweet honesty in this love is just wonderful. Hopefully, everyone can be blessed to discover love so fine. 😀
I think it is our life’s work to seek it in all things.
This a beautiful tribute to your parents, well written and extremely thoughtful. I love how their love for each other was forever eternal and how young they made each other feel. Very uplifting. xx
It’s always good to be uplifted…
This was delightful. So sweet and heartwarming.
thank you for the kind words.
My parents are exactly that, made for each other and in love. A beautiful piece, and I hope my own marriage continues to emulate the same childish love!
with love comes work
and with work comes love
but it does take two willing hearts.
RANDY….I need your help..please
Where is the link for the pic?
or the site it came from is: http://lilliemcferrin.com/five-sentence-fiction-cherish/