Dozens of couples celebrate 50 years of marriage

It’s known as the golden anniversary, and on Sunday, dozens of couples celebrated and renewed their vows throughout a mass in Houston.

HOUSTON — It was a particular second for a lot of couples Sunday as they celebrated a particular milestone.

The brides and grooms have been collectively for 5 a long time.

“Before you know it, it’s already here. Fifty years,” Philip Suarez mentioned.

For Philip and Linda Suarez, Sunday’s mass was an opportunity to relive their love story.

“I was very young. I was 18 and he was 21,” Linda Suarez mentioned.

They had been pen buddies whereas Philip Suarez served within the conflict. They met in particular person when he got here again and bought married. It was love at first sight.

“Beautiful, I fell in love with her right off,” Philip Suarez mentioned.

They weren’t the one couple who met after serving within the Vietnam War.

“At his dad’s service station,” Carmen Benavides mentioned.

“I serviced her car, at that time,” Albert Benavides mentioned.

And the Benavides knew they had been meant for one another.

“We got along really well. I could tell we had something in common,” Albert Benavides mentioned.

On Sunday, in entrance of God, their household and their associates, the couples renewed their vows.

“Job well done. Continue to grow and to bless the sacrament,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo mentioned.

But making it by means of half a century is simpler mentioned than executed, so what’s their secret?

“It’s a big commitment. You have to be committed to each other and be loyal,” Linda Suarez mentioned.

“It’s 50/50. Communication has got to be there,” Albert Benavides mentioned.

But when you actually need to reside 50 years in marital bliss, they are saying…

“Obey your wife … who is right all the time,” Albert and Carmen Benavides mentioned.

I suppose the outdated saying is true, Happy spouse glad life.

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