By Rashim Nabanja
Marriage can be an easy thing to get into but staying in one needs faith, commitment and understanding. These are some of the reasons why we need to pay special respect to people that fight hard to make it through another year as a married couple.
It is partly the reason why we also celebrate wedding anniversaries because we all know we need to congratulate each other for tolerating one another every year that goes by.
Eric and Nancy Kingston are a couple that sets a great example of inspiration. The two recently celebrated their wedding anniversary for the 80th time. Their wedding took place on June 1, 1940.
According to BBC News, the couple has five children, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs Kingston, who will be turning 100 years in October says they still hold hands and share kisses, “We are still holding hands and I had a kiss this morning in bed. We still love one another.”
Due to the social distancing caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the couple says they were unable to receive visitors in their home, however, they still had relatives and friends to help them celebrate in their garden.
One of their sons Stephen Kingston who is currently living with them says his parents are ‘quit young in their outlook’.
He admits that they still keep up to date with everything that goes on so that they don’t seem as old as they are.
Stephen also admits that his parents have been a great influence to him and to the decisions that he has made in life.
My wedding wishes the couple many more years of life to celebrate more anniversaries together.