A couple of weeks ago, we had a party to celebrate my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary—it was a surprise that almost succeeded…
My mom had no clue but my dad found out a few hours before, but it didn’t matter, it was all about family and friends coming together to raise a glass to these two, who have always set a great example of what marriage can be.
These crazy kids do everything together—like everything. From doctor appointments to grocery shopping to babysitting, they just want to be with each other. It’s something I always remember growing up—we all did everything as a family, even a quick trip to the mall—simply because my parents just enjoy being together.
And back then they held hands, which they still do today. As a kid, I didn’t think it was odd or embarrassing, but I do remember when I realized that not everyone’s parents did that—and that not every couple did that. For me it was also about the little every day things, knowing how the other person took their coffee, sitting talking at the table for hours, being considerate to each other even if you are frustrated. It may not seem like much at first, but for me it emerged as the key to happiness.
Over the years, they have shown me how amazing love is, and how fun having a family and a life together can be.