S: Gislaine & Eduardo Bueno - Together Forever Volume 1 - 1958 to 1981
FC: Gilslaine & Eduardo Bueno 1958 - 1981 | Together Forever Volume 1
1: 1959 | 1959 | 1963 | 1964 | This book is to celebrate our life together, the opportunities we had both in Brazil and the USA, and to understand that the life we made, and the love we have, can last forever...
2: Mineiro & Gis | 1964 | 1967 | 1969 | 1965
3: 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1963
4: 1968 | 1969 | 1970
5: 1969 | 1968 | 1970 | 1970 | The world changed and so did we. We played games, we learned, used our talents, unaware of what the future held for us, completely carefree! Wasn't that great?
6: 1979 | 1976 | 1976 | 1975 | 1976
7: 1978 | 1977 | 1974 | 1976
8: Elder Bueno Manaus to Rio de Janeiro Jun 1979 | 1977-1979 | Jacarepagua Rio de Janeiro 1978 | FortalezaCeara 1977 | 1979 | 1979 | Festival de Danca Vila Maria | Festival de Musica Vila Maria
9: Belem, Para 1978 | Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro 1977 | Natal Rio Grande do Norte 1979 | 1978 | Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais 1978 | Festa de Quinze Anos
10: The story that follows and the years that made it a sure thing are the results of simple acts of faith: a goal was written, a sign was given, two people listened and love made its way through two young and hopeful hearts. Nothing was obvious, and all was uncertain, but the hand of the Lord surely was helping it work... and it did. | 1980 | 1981
11: 1980 | The skinny silly guy above took a typewriter on June 14, 1980 and was very specific about a date (see original and translation on the right.) Twenty days later a girl thinks he was worth keeping. Two months later, like Rebekah giving water to the camel, she tells him her birthday: the same that is repeated over and over on his goal. Love made its way inside of two young and adventurous hearts and a prayer was answered. | "I would like to get married to a very cool girl on February 28, 1981..." "...this would be convenient: I either rent another apartment for my mom and I; or a smaller apartment just for her and borrow money to buy my own house, where my future wife and I will build our own kingdom...." "Another reason to be February 28 is because I will complete 5 years from my baptism. I was baptized February 29, 1976 and there would not be a better day to start a new life then the day I was born again. Another reason is that the 28th is a Saturday and all would be able to go to the wedding..." "If I could... no, I cannot use this expression, this is not what I learned in my mission. -Mr. Eduardo! We challenge you to be ready for your wedding February 28 of 1981. Are you going to make preparations? SAO PAULO 14 JUN 1980
12: From Eduardo's scrap book from the early 80's | May 1980 - Ticket to a dance that we went as "The Association of Alpha and Omega": Eduardo (me), Paulo, Guerra, and Soares. | The tale of the ribbons "... Once upon a time at a dance in Vila Maria, on July 3, 1980, there was a competition that awarded a guy one ribbon per girl he would dance with. I danced with all of these and I won the competition. In second place was only Paulinho with 23 ribbons." | THE BONBON WRAPPER HAS AN EXPLANATION: Prize of the Dance Sao Paulo - July 3, 1980 | During the dance we joked with Gislaine, telling her she shouldn't be there because she was 12 years old (but she was 17.) She did not care and actually helped me dance with more girls. Another dance would follow and I would try to be nicer to her since Paulinho told me on the bus the following week that she liked me. Why are we boys so insensitive?
13: The Green and Gold Dance "Dance at Vila Maria on July 12, 1980 where I won the prize for finding the girl with the special ribbon (that shiny one.) The girl was Gislaine. On the other dance we joked about her age. When I arrived to this one I immediately thought I would end up with her. Not too long after I figured I was right. | Here is the prize! | I arrived at the other dance with 3 girls and very upset: the former girlfriend, one that I was also interested in, and one who wanted me to go back to the previous girlfriend. Then I assumed the beautiful girl dressed in red, with a shorter hair, make up and all, was Gislaine, standing at the door of the chapel. I walked ahead of the three and immediately asked her if she would stay with me the whole dance. She liked the idea and confessed she was the girl with the golden ribbon (wink). The rest is history...
14: The Lord & the Rings | The wedding ring in Brazil does not need a diamond but when it was time to propose all I had was one little ring from my grandmother. Now as we read in the scriptures and I believe it well "the Lord would provide" and He did: Walking back from work about three months after we met (the time I planed to propose), I saw by the curb, on the street, a thick golden band that looked like a toy ring. I showed it to my mom and asked her to check it out and see if it was gold or whatever. She took the ring to a trusted family jeweler who had made my uncles wedding rings. It turned out it was a 24K gold band. The jeweler merged them on October 25, 1980 into two new and shining ones. The rings sparkled beautifully under the chandelier that hung above the altar of the Sao Paulo Temple 6 months later with inscriptions handwritten inside: On her ring: Eduardo 16-4-81 On my ring: Gislaine 16-4-81
15: Will you marry me? (my way) | (10-25-80: Outside the door at her house in Brazil. Now remember that she was going to turn 18 in four months) "Would you marry at age 18?" "Yes" "Would you marry ME at age 18?" - "no" would not mean she would not marry me, but she would not marry me at age 18... (being safe here but hit the jackpot anyway!) "Yes" "Would your father let you?" "Well, you should ask him... " (smile) "Uhum..." (With her dad, Osvaldo, in the kitchen right away) "Would you let me marry your daughter when she turns eighteen?" "Did she say she would marry you?" "Yes" "Then be good to her." | There was no asking the mother-in-law, but my mom knew that I was getting engaged and we went to her house with friends and flowers pretending to visit her sister Lucelia who was recovering from surgery. Lucelia played a song for us at their piano, I stood up and said: "I am here to announce that we'll get married." "And you let them?" (Loreta, the mother-in-law asked Osvaldo.) "Sure, he's a nice guy!" (Ka-ching!!!!... done!) :)
16: Bridal Shower with the Groom | We dressed funny and went out asking for money in the streets, remember? They gave us more than gifts... they gave us memories that never faded...
17: Then the big day arrived!
18: Through the years You've never let me down You turned my life around The sweetest days I've found I've found with you Through the years I've never been afraid I've loved the life we've made And I'm so glad I've stayed Right here with you Through the years - KENNY ROGERS
20: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true" | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Vila Maria - Sao Paulo - Brazil
21: Gislaine & Eduardo - April 16, 1981 | It rained on us many times in all these years, but just like in this picture, we walked together side by side... and it worked!
22: With this ring I thee wed... | April 16, 1981
23: F O R E V E R | I will feel a glow just thinking of you... and the way you look tonight
24: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Genesis 2:24
25: Brazil Sao Paulo Temple The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints | "When all is said and done, when you have lived your lives and go on to eternity, you will not take five cents of wealth that you have accumulated, not five cents. There is only one thing that you can take with you, and that is your eternal soul and the love and companionship of your husband or your wife. Live worthy of it." President Gordon B. Hinckley
26: Gislaine & Eduardo April 17, 1981
27: "And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife, and make a covenant with her for time and for all eternity by the new and everlasting covenant... in time, and through all eternity... they shall pass by the angels... to their exaltation and glory in all things... therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all..." Doctrine & Covenants 132:18-20
28: Praia Grande Sao Paulo Brazil April 17, 1981
29: Our Honeymoon
30: First day at home
31: april 1981