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(Trinidad Guardian) Joshua Noor and his wife, Rena Noor of 337 Southern Main Rd, La Romain will celebrate an important milestone this Thursday, October 29 – 60 years of marital happiness

Rena said that sixty years of married life was very difficult for them and that in revealing her secret to overcoming all obstacles, she had to « put God first in their marriage and treat each other the most. great respect, love and care »

« I had a large Bible under my pillow and whenever I felt overwhelmed I read and read until I felt the comfort and the answers to see myself through Seeking God and with prayers is the key to my successful marriage and this could be the key to success in young and older couples… once they follow what I’ve done It works, ”Rena said in an interview with the Guardian Media

Rena, née Dowlat of Monkey Town, Barracckpore met her soul mate in December 1959 when Rena’s father Harold Dowlat invited his friend Harold Mohan to his home for Christmas Joshua, who was Harold’s cousin, accompanied him to the celebrations

« This is where he saw me the first time and from that moment Joshua wants to marry me Our love for each other and the distance from La Romain to Barrackpore growing fast and furious we got married the following year on October 29, 1960 I was only 18 and Joshua was 29, ”Rena said

Settling in La Romaine where they began their life together, their marriage blossomed with four children – Moses, Gordon, Rose Marie and Denise They now have four grandchildren – Wesley, Kyle, Romario and Jared

The couple were also supported, loved and cared for by their two sons-in-law – David and Rienzi and two daughters-in-law Judy and Shelly

“Our marriage was not a bed of roses and the challenges were real and serious at times, but our faith in God never wavered Standing on the word of God – the Bible and believing its promises that ‘He will never leave us,’ said Rena

Rose Marie said that as she grew up she remembered her father as a laborer, working in different homes in San Fernando and Bel Air, nurturing their environment and doing what he loved most, that is- that is, take care of the plants

« He worked very hard and always preferred to walk to and from work Instead of taking a walk He loved to visit relatives and always invited friends and family over to us for birthdays and Christmas Our lovingly called mom « Mama », was rather calm She enjoyed baking and baking Cake frosting was one of her specialties She is a dedicated member of the Presbyterian Church where she served on many groups and committees, « said Rose Marie. / p>

« I remembered that whenever mom served her meals as a family she always made sure everyone was happy, even if that meant she didn’t have any for herself. My parents chose to honor their marriage vows They have remained faithful and devoted to each other Love for their children has helped to strengthen their bond During their 60 years together they have made a lot of sacrifices, there are had many difficult and uncertain days and as they got older they had to deal with many health issues Through it all, they can look back and say, ‘We did it with God’s help and it was worth it,’ ”Rose Marie added


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