So. My parents celebrate their 56th year anniversary today. I’ll repeat. That’s 5 – 6. Fifty Six. In an age of disposable marriages as easy to come by as disposable spoons, my parents have racked up fifty-six years. Perhaps that’s because in “their day” commitment meant something other than the asylum (although really, if you ever went to their house, especially when my brother and I were young, you’d think they were already in one) and true to their word, my parents have lived up to the definition.
Personally, I think this staying power is in large part due to infinite patience…my mother hasn’t killed my father yet and strangely, seemingly has no plans on doing so. Although in all likelihood, no-one would be surprised if she ever were to snap.
Instead, once a week, she takes an hour to count out all of the medicine he needs for the week and puts them in a sectional pill holder (and this, in addition to monitoring his diet) in a never-ending attempt to keep him around even longer. For his part, my father still opens doors, holds my mother’s hand across the parking lot to keep her footing steady, and buys her little unexpected culinary treats when he ventures to the store alone. I sincerely admire the fortitude and dedication they each extend to the relationship and the love that has endured despite the struggles they’ve shared throughout the years.
They are my rock. My sun. No matter what is going on in my world, they are the one thing I can count on as being solid, even if they are having a “nit-picking” day.
Happy Anniversary to you both!
Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!
Thank you!! 😀
Fun blog and I love the illustration – but we only have 47 years.
47 years is a hell of a long time! Congrats!
This is so sweet. Happy anniversary to both! 😀
Thank you! And thank you for reading!
You’re very welcome. 🙂
Happy Anniversary to them, and many more.
Thank you, thank you!
We only made it 27. She left me and the child.
I’m so sorry to hear you had that experience.
It was terrible at the time. But looking back I see it as a great blessing. My life is really good. I can do as I please and no cares.
Congratulations to them.
Wow. That’s simply amazing. For any marriage to last that long, you have to have patience, caring, and a whole lot of mutual adoration.
And, most importantly, two remote controls. That’s key. 🙂
I am incredibly impressed with your parents and the excellent example they set for the rest of us, no matter how much we all ignore it and go on our own messed up ways. Congratulations to them both!
That is truly amazing. Many congrats to your parents on their anniversary — belated though it may be. Hugs.