Today is my sister and her husband's 39th anniversary. That her husband, Rolf, has been gone for over two years makes no difference. Thirty-nine years ago, Carla and Rolf were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. There, they made covenants to each other and to the Lord.
Those sacred promises carried them through trials that might have destroyed the union of others, including the death of their infant daughter, recurring health problems, caring for elderly parents, and others.
Life throws curves at us all. No one escapes without walking through the refiner's fire. Often, more than once.
This I know for sure: my sister and her beloved husband walked through the fire together and came out on the other side.