Johnny and June

Today’s song for Soundtrack Saturday is “Johnny and June” by Heidi Newfield.

I love this song.  This song was written about the iconic couple, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.  Their story was a true love story.  Their story was portrayed in the movie “Walk the Line.”  It showed how the two were there for each other throughout the years and their many hardships.  Johnny and June were married for 35 years before June died in May of 2003.  Johnny died four months later.

This kind of love is very rare and hard to find.  However, just this very week I witnessed a love of this very kind.  In our little neighborhood, there was a couple that we knew through various avenues. The wife got sick and passed away last year.  Shortly, after her passing, my husband went up to visit with him.  My husband shared their conversation with me after he returned home that day.  He shared a heart touching story of their love and told my husband that he was a broken man.  He had lost his best friend.  His wife and him had been married for 50+ years. His companion and mother of his children was gone.  This week, the man passed away.  His daughter even said that she believes that he had died of a broken heart.

These types of love stories touch the heart and makes you believe that true love stories can last.