Sunday, April 18, 2010
Celebrating 50 years together
Today we celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Nothing huge - just family ... but it was terrific. I was the "coordinator" for everything. My parents didn't want any of us to go to the expense of throwing them a party ... so they gave the party, and I handled the rest. I'm not exactly sure how I managed to pull it all off, but everything came together.
My sister made them a DVD with pictures from the family through the years, which they absolutely loved. We had pictures of them placed around the house, along with their wedding album, which everyone loved looking through. As part of their gift I'll be making them a scrapbook of the party. We asked everyone to write a little note wishing them well ... and we also took video of everyone doing the same. (That should be interesting to edit, knowing some family members .... )
My parents have been through ups & downs, like any couple after a long period of time together ... but they have taught me how to stick with it. The fact that you may not like your spouse every single day, but you will always love them. How to keep a family strong, roll with the punches and know what to make important and what to dismiss as insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
These 2 are amazing people. Committed to each other through thick and thin ... and there have been both! I can only hope to have my marriage stand the test of time as well and for as long as theirs has.
Amazing when you think about it ... all because my mother went to buy car wax at Pep Boy's ..... all because my father's boss suggested that he go help her after work. All because two people fell in love .....