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35 Years Is A Very Long Time

I think if you do anything for 35 years, you should receive an award. (Actually, I think you often do.)

If you have been married for 35 years, you should get an extra-amazing award. If I had lots of money, I would buy one for my parents today.

THIRTY FIVE YEARS.

And they still giggle and kiss and roll their eyes at corny jokes.

I'm incredibly grateful that I know, with certainty, my parents love each other. To have that modeled throughout my childhood and into my independent adult life is a major blessing. They have taught me many things about marriage and romance and all relationships simply by living their lives together.

When I think of how many broken marriages I know of among my peers, my heart breaks for their heartache. And it grows a little more afraid of my own hopes for life-long love. But I often think of my parents - imperfect people who make mistakes, but keep turning towards each other - and I hold that up to my fears and remind myself that it is possible.

So thanks, Mom and Dad.
And Congratulations.

Here's to the next 35!!

Comments

MLW said…
:D Thanks so much. Love you!

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