Amber Robinson only wanted to take a photo for their annual Christmas card, she didn’t know that their pictures were going to go viral, albeit, for the right reasons. The story behind the viral pictures is what true love in a relationship is about.
“Growing up, my sister and I thought it was disgusting to see our parents hug and kiss so much, but now, as a married woman, I understand,” Amber said.
Asides the physical show of affection, Amber also witnessed what true love was about when her dad was sick and her mom stood by him.
“But we also grew up with a realistic version of love — my dad has multiple sclerosis and survived prostate cancer twice — and he leaned on my mom for support.”
Her parents met in college and while her dad was a football star with beautiful women flocking around him, her mother was a shy woman, but she caught his eye.
Her dad was so poor that his first impression on her mom’s parents made them disapprove of him but later welcomed him. 10 years after the couple got married, they struggled with infertility before having two daughters.
The couple also battled financial hardship, “One summer, all we ate was corn and potatoes from my grandfather’s garden, and at the time, I thought it was just an awesome idea — as an adult, I learned that my dad had taken sick leave from his job as an American Airlines engineer and my mom’s salary at the DMV made it hard to afford groceries,” Amber narrated.
Now 47 years of marriage, Amber’s parents are still standing strong and in love with each other, supporting each other through the darkest times of their marriage and that is why social media called the image #relationshipgoals.
For Amber, who is a wedding photographer, taking her parents picture has given her more understanding of what marriage is all about.
“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.”
Read more on Yahoo Lifestyle
View this post on Instagram
“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