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Married 47 Years, this couple beat cancer twice, now winning internet with these pics

The story behind these beautiful photos of a US couple, Wanda and Marvin Brewington, will reaffirm your faith in love. Just by looking at their photos, you can feel the tenderness and love they have for each other. Ready for their just-too-pure-for-this-world love story?

sex and relationships Updated: Dec 07, 2017 09:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Marvin Brewington,Wanda Brewington,Amber Robinson
Married 47 years, Wanda, aged 67 and Marvin Brewington, 70, have been through it all, according to their photographer daughter, Amber Robinson, who shot these gorgeous photos of them.(Images by Amber Robinson/ Facebook)

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, 67-year-old Wanda and 70-year-old Marvin Brewington are the ultimate marriage goals. Many couples vow to stay together forever, but not all prevail as this couple from North Carolina (NC), US, has. Married 47 years, the couple has been through it all, according to their photographer daughter, Amber Robinson.

When Amber took to Instagram and Facebook recently to share gorgeous photos she took of her parents, with a heartfelt caption about them and what they’ve been through, it caught the attention of the internet. While the photos themselves are stunning, it really is the caption Amber provided that has people reaching for tissues.

"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

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“These are my parents,” she wrote, “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.”

Since their 1970 backyard ceremony (the couple met in 1968 at Livingstone College in Salisbury, reports Yahoo Lifestyle), the college sweethearts’ promises to each other still stand true. But their lasting marriage hasn’t been without hardships.

Just three years after tying the knot, Marvin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, followed by colon cancer in 1987 and prostate cancer in 2013, reports POPSUGAR. Never leaving his side through the years, Wanda was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. Despite the hits they’ve taken over the course of their relationship, giving up was never an option. Today, Marvin is a two-time cancer survivor and winning the battle with MS, while Wanda is currently beating PD.

Images by Amber Robinson/ Facebook

“We made a vow on our wedding day, through sickness and health, and have always been determined that we can and will overcome anything,” the couple told POPSUGAR. “On the days that one of us is down, the other one picks us up.”

Asked to describe her parents in three words, Amber responded with, “They. Are. Amazing.” And in all sincerity, amazing they are. “If you could meet them, my parents are probably two of the most humble people that you’ll ever meet in your life/ Almost all of my friends call my mom and dad, mom and dad,” she said.

Just by looking at their photos ahead, you’ll be able to almost feel the tenderness and love they have for each other through your screen. If Wanda and Marvin aren’t relationship goals, we don’t know who is.

See few more of their stunning photos.

Images by Amber Robinson/ Facebook

Images by Amber Robinson/ Facebook

Images by Amber Robinson/ Facebook

Images by Amber Robinson/ Facebook

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First Published: Dec 07, 2017 09:23 IST