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  • We've been married for 51 years.

  • 54 years

  • We're celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year.

  • Friday the 13th turned out to be the luckiest day of my life.

  • I think what I love the most about Bruce is he's very kind.

  • She's a good cook!

  • Serene

  • That, that doesn't—

  • He's a very compassionate person.

  • She is, truly, the person I always wanted to be.

  • I love itShe is

  • She is the epitome of serenity.

  • Oh, one surprise to me about marriage, after all these years, has been what a joy it is at this stage.

  • I didn't know that it would be that wonderful again as it was, you know, before we had all these little screaming mimis.

  • Well, it's not easy.

  • Well, the biggest problem

  • And if anybody thinks that you're gonna be on your honeymoon for 51 years, it's ridiculous!

  • Sometimes the tunnel's pretty long.

  • Yeah and dark.

  • Well, it has been an enjoyable challenge because I have been introduced into a culture that I was just totally ignorant of.

  • It was very hard for her. I know that!

  • What hurt so much?

  • You!

  • I think I had to have been like in my 30s or early 40s and I just thought, "This is it? This isn't— this isn't fun!"

  • It didn't matter to me that Jim wasn't a member of the church because I loved him very much and I thought if I only live with him for this time only, then that was what I would be happy with.

  • But, a couple of years later when our children started to come along, I realized that was not true.

  • That I wanted to be with my children and him forever.

  • Really, the only reason it worked in those early years is we both loved the Lord and we taught our children to love the Lord.

  • The secret to anything, I think, holding to the rod.

  • If you hold to the rod and don't give up when things are hard, there's always a way through.

  • President Hinckley always said it; that this will pass and that things will get better, and things always do get better.

  • So you have to be patient and loving and see where it goes.

  • Yeah, you're going to have ups and downs.

  • But it's worth it.

  • You cannot change someone to fit the mold you want them to be.

  • I just respect his space and he respects my space.

  • Love him the way he is.

  • Be sure to buy two tubes of toothpaste.

  • I will say you are the love of my life, and I'm so grateful that we have stuck it out this long and I see us together another gazillion? or Google?

  • Do you say Google now?

  • She's my babe.

  • And I love you.

  • And I love the fact that I'm going to have you by my side forever.

  • I love him so much.

  • Love being with him.

  • How could you not kiss?

  • Yeah.

We've been married for 51 years.

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