A North Carolina couple have shown that their love is still going strong after nearly five decades, all thanks to a photo shoot by their professional photographer daughter.
That’s not to say their story has been all sunshine and roses.
There have been many hiccups throughout the years for Marvin Brewington’s, 70, and Wanda Brewington’, 67, relationship.
Amber Robinson highlighted how her parents stuck by each other through the good and bad.
He’s had colon cancer and prostate cancer, Fox News reported. He has also been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“So today I share with you what those years after can look like when true love exists,” Robinson explained. “These are my parents: married for 47 years, they have triumphed over cancer -- twice. Have raised two successful daughters. They have been poor together and rich together. They have fed, sheltered and advised countless lost souls. They love without expectation and give freely, whatever it is they have to offer.”
The photos show just that as Marvin and Wanda gaze into each other’s eyes.
“I never dreamed of my wedding... only dreamed of a beautiful marriage.” In this wonderful creative industry that I worked in, I focus so much on providing couple hours with a day of beautiful photography. To be honest, rarely do I stop to think about the day, weeks, months or years that follow a wedding day. So today I share with you what those years after can look like when true love exists. These are my parents: married for 47 years, they have triumphed over cancer...twice. Have raised two successful daughters. They have been poor together and rich together. They have fed, sheltered, and advised countless lost souls. They love with out expectation and give freely, whatever it is they have to offer. I am SO proud to call them Mom and Dad. They are the epitome of where I strive to be in my own marriage and a constant reminder that a wedding is only a day, but a marriage is forever. If you are one of the millions in love, or maybe one of the millions of broken-hearted that need a visual reminder that love always endures, I would love for you to share this as a way of letting my mom and dad know, they are an inspiration to anyone who wants, believes, or is in love. . . . . . #imagesbyamberr #raleigh #wedding #photographer #raleighwedding #raleighphotographer #raleighweddingphotographer #anniversary #marriagegoals #marriage #blacklove #growoldtogether #growoldwithme #aarpphoto #silverfox #risingtidesociety #love #truelove #wokeweddingpros #defytheodds #southernnoirweddings #blackweddingphotographers #blackweddingphotographer #blackbride1998 #soulsreconnected #happilyeverafter #aftertheaisle #wedclique #bustld #whimsicallywed
“He’s my soulmate. He really is,” Wanda told WTVD.
Despite the viral potential for the photos, Wanda didn’t want to see the photos online.
“Mom actually didn’t want me to share the images on social media,” Robinson told WTVD. “She said nobody wants to see two old people making out in a park. And I said, ‘You guys are really cute and I promise not to put any of the really kissy ones up.’”
Wanda credits friendship as to why she and the love of her life have beaten the odds.
“I don’t think there is a secret,” Wanda told WTVD. “And please don’t misunderstand me. We’ve had some hard times. It’s been hard; it has not always been easy. There have been times when I wanted to throw my hands up and say, ‘Ya know, forget this.’ But in the end, I fell in love with him and I love him. When I’m down, Marvin picks me up. And I hope I do the same for him. I think it’s just our love. He is my best friend and has been from the very beginning. I married my friend.”