‘All because two people fell in love.’
This phrase interestingly sums up my existence. It sits on a plaque in front of my grandparent’s fireplace. As I sat in their living room, I thought about how inclusive the word all is. It covers everything.
What’s interesting is that plaques like this one are usually the kind you see in newlyweds’ homes, not 80 year olds who have been married for 55+ years.
But it is more appropriate for elderly couples to have such a phrase: their all is a lot further reaching than newlyweds’. They have more to claim. They have years of experiences shared together. They have rough times and easy times, fun dinners, dates, children, and more. Their children have children which just includes more in all.
I think of my grandparents family: five children, more than thirty grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and more coming.
All because two people fell in love.