Elaine and I dated for 5 years before we were married.
During that time we had more than a few people tells us that we would never make it to marriage.
"Too young of a couple" or "High school sweethearts never make it" type stuff.
Some even tried to make it hard to survive by inventing trouble for us.
So we had one couple in particular in mind when we posed for this photo.
22 years of marriage 27 years together.