MARRIAGE as they say is not easy, not always sweet, and you need a lot of sacrifices to keep the bond strong.
It is a union tested by times, nourished by patience and sincerity, and strengthened by faith in God.
That is why we always feel delighted and happy every time we hear love stories that withstand the test of times, especially if the couple reaches their golden wedding anniversary.
Couple Bernard and Rebecca Laureano recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, a celebration attended by their family and close friends.
The intimate and inspiring merriment of the renewal of their commitment was held last August 11, 2019 at Hilltop View, D’Leonor Inland Resort, Forestal Road, Buhangin, Davao City.
The couple's eldest daughter, Sarah Jane Laureano-Castledine, flew in from Australia with son Bien Bernard, while their youngest son, Randi Goldwyn had travelled from Canada to be with their other siblings: Ray Aceyork, Redelmar, Adelle Grace, Roy Francis, and Catherine Ann, to celebrate and give tribute to the one-of-a-kind marriage of their parents.
The couple was also joined by their 12 grandchildren and four children-in-law.
Mr. Laureano is a son of a farmer from Davao Oriental, while Rebecca comes from a family of a politician from the Morales clan of Davao City.
They met; they fell in love; and they decided to exchange their wedding vows on August 13, 1969.
Mr. Laureano is a former government employee serving at the Davao City Agriculturist's Office, while Rebecca took several odd jobs such as a photographer and a beauty stylist.
Indeed, to achieve that one great marriage is possible with love, respect, and deep understanding of your vows.