Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Every queen deserves her king

I remember once talking to a group of friends about older couples getting married. My friend who works in the wedding industry said she worked with a couple who was in their 70's, both widowed, and had decided to get married.

I like the idea that love is an ever-changing thing, that's different for everyone. It doesn't come packaged in a perfect box with a ribbon, and it doesn't always take on the schedule we expect. For some, the conventional timeline works; for others, things work out differently.

But they do work out.

This story, which I read over the weekend, is proof. Aretha Franklin - the Queen of Soul - is getting married, at age 69, to her "forever friend." How nice is that? Not only to have a "forever friend" - but to be lucky enough to marry him?

I can't think of anything more picture perfect.

Oh, and Ms. Franklin assures everyone that she is not pregnant. Just in case you were wondering.


  1. I was so happy when I read this.
    I thought it was so sweet she was going to tie the knot with her "forever friend"... very storybook.

  2. Only one reason for someone to get married in that age is purely " love". Totally awesome!

  3. She probably gets treated with R-E-S-P-E-C-T. which is another way to spell love :)

  4. Loved this post! Quite relatable to me at the moment as I have a 'forever friend' and we've joked about getting married when we're old if both of us are still single. Making me think more seriously about it now!