"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith, 'A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; Trust God, see all nor be afraid!'"
Robert Browning's words resonate with those who choose a long-term marriage commitment. Many of us entered our marriages with the firmly planted ideal that this is the partner we would be with for our entire lives. We managed through the newlywed years. We struggled in the middle years. We balanced careers, children, uncertain finances, setbacks and heartaches. In our hearts and minds, the future pointed toward togetherness. Old age would be the "golden years" - special moments when schedules slacken, love for each other blossoms in new ways and, in an ever-changing world, we would have each other. Click here for the rest of the story