On May 6, 1970, Susan and I were married in Gainesville, Texas. On that day the justice of the peace asked me, "Will you, Jerry, love, honor, and protect Susan for the rest of your life, until death do you part?"
I said, "I will!"
Almost forty years later, as I sat holding her hand, Susan said, "I love my grandbabies so much. Jerry, you have to promise me you won't let them forget me. You have to make sure they know who I am. Please promise me you'll do that for me."
I squeezed her hand and promised-I said, "I will."