Today, May 10th to be exact, my husband and I are celebrating our eighth wedding anniversary. It’s been a tremendous blessings to spend nearly a decade together, and y’know what, being married is a blast! We’ve been together seven years before that, so in all honesty, I really can’t imagine life without Ivan.
Alas, there aren’t a whole lot of movies that celebrate marriage in Hollywood, those that portray ’em realistically or in a good light are a few and far in between. But leave it to Pixar to create a beautiful and profound picture of what it means to ‘ stick together through thick and thin, in sickness and in health…. ’til death do us part‘ in this four-minute montage. It’s such an amazing-ly done scene and the music by Michael Giacchino complements it perfectly. You’d be hard-pressed to find a dry set of eyes at the end of this scene.
The tearjerker opening scene from UP shows the now aging widower Carl reminiscing on the good ‘ol times he shared with his wife Ellie and as you can see, it’s not always a picture of marital bliss. But the real beauty is how they shared every moment of sorrow, disappointment, as well as happiness together, and through it all, they still love and enjoy each other’s company. Just like Carl was to Ellie, my hubby is not only the love of my life, but he’s also my best friend. I don’t know exactly the secret of a lasting marriage is, but as I often say to my single friends… ‘Marry not just the one you love, but the one you LIKE spending tons of time together with.’
My prayers to you all, whether married or single, is that when love finds you, you’ll do your best to cherish it.
Dear readers, did you enjoy this scene? And if you know of great movies/scenes that celebrate marriage, please share in the comments.