Linda Wood Rondeau

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THE SWEET COUPLE HOLDING HANDS
7/13/2020 1:00:00 AM by: MELISSA HENDERSON

PLEASE WELCOME

MELISSA HENDERSON

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

 

My husband Alan and I enjoy taking leisurely walks in our neighborhood, especially when the temperatures are not too warm. Sidewalks provide safe areas to stroll and share conversation. We often comment about the bluebirds, eagles, gray herons, egrets, lizards, and occasional alligators we see along the way. The low country of South Carolina is filled with the beauty of God’s creations.

The world has changed due to the coronavirus and our conversations with neighbors now take place while we stand on the sidewalk and the neighbor stands more than six feet away. We are adjusting to this new way of walking and chatting with friends and strangers.

Although we must follow the rules for the health and safety of everyone, Alan and I still hold hands while we walk. This is something we’ve always done throughout our 41 years of marriage. Whenever we are together and walking, we hold hands.

Something as simple as holding hands can have a wonderful effect on other people.

Many times in our married life, we have been told “You two are so cute. Holding hands like that is so sweet!” or “Still holding hands? Did you just get married?” or “How precious! You two must be in love.”

We hold hands because we love each other. The quiet and sweet gesture of my husband reaching for my hand, even after all these years, truly touches my heart.

As for the comments from friends and strangers, we welcome conversations about love and long-lasting marriage. Through ups and downs, sickness, taking care of aging parents, job changes, moving from location to location, and more… we continue to be in love and show our love by being “the sweet couple holding hands.”

ABOUT MELISSA HENDERSON 

Melissa Henderson is a writer of inspirational messages. Her first book for children, “Licky the Lizard”, was released in 2018. She also has a story in the compilations “Heaven Sightings” and “Remembering Christmas”. She contributes articles and devotions to various magazines and websites. Her passions are helping in community and church. Melissa is an Elder, Deacon, and Stephen Minister. The family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Hendersons”.

Follow Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and at http://www.melissaghenderson.com

ABOUT LICKY THE LIZARD

 

Licky the Lizard is one nice lizard, and just like you and me, he’s one of God’s own creations. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that we’re really all the same—because He created everything in our world. We feel afraid because of our differences.
What happens when Licky the Lizard comes face to face with a lady who’s going in and out of her house? When the lady sees Licky, he causes her quite a fright! But guess what? Licky is also scared. Of her. They’re scared of each other! Then Licky and the lady remember that there is no need to be afraid. They were both created by God, and that’s what makes them very special.
In Licky The Lizard, author Melissa Henderson offers parents, grandparents, and educators a tale that teaches young children a simple, yet important message: There is no need to fear any of God’s creatures because we are all created by Him—and He loves us all.

buy link: “Licky the Lizard” http://a.co/d/0a3COnd


 

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Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 7/15/2020 3:29:48 PM

Thank you Marcie. We grow more in love every day. :-)

Marcie Cramsey From Virginia At 7/14/2020 11:16:56 PM

You two are an example for other couples. I love it that you both still hold hands. ??

Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 7/14/2020 5:13:19 PM

Thank you Yvonne. Love is a beautiful blessing.

Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 7/14/2020 5:12:06 PM

Thank you Nancy.

Yvonne Morgan From Oklahoma City At 7/14/2020 2:50:06 PM

Such a beautiful picture of marriage. I love it. My husband and I just celebrated 38 years together and I do still love when he holds my hand. Thanks Melissa

Nancy E Head From PA At 7/14/2020 2:21:46 PM

A wonderful testimony!

Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 7/13/2020 5:20:21 PM

Ava, sweet memories for you. Have a blessed week!

Ava Penningto From At 7/13/2020 3:15:03 PM

Sweet. My husband & I used to do the same thing. I marveled that people found it unusual!

Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 7/13/2020 1:14:47 PM

Thank you Jessica. Simple gestures like holding hands can touch the hearts of others. Have a blessed week! :-)

Jessica Brodie From SC At 7/13/2020 12:01:46 PM

This is beautiful! My husband and I feel the same way. I love modeling love and affection so other people can see it in the world. Today's world can be harsh and cruel, so simple things (like smiling at strangers and holding hands with my hubby) do help. xoxo

Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 7/13/2020 11:05:00 AM

Thank you for sharing my story Linda Rondeau. Have a blessed week! :-)

Reply by: Linda Wood Rondeau

glad to have you

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