A Reason to Celebrate

This month my family will gather to celebrate my parent’s 65th wedding anniversary. Oh we are doing it up big with a dinner for 90 or so at a local country club. The festivities will last about five days with the out-of-towners staying that long to prepare, celebrate and recover.

It’s a momentous occasion and one that should be acknowledged just the way we are doing it with a big party and a celebration of a life raising 5 kids, babysitting grandchildren and sharing in the young lives of great grandchildren.

Can you even imagine? I can’t and I am a witness to it. Sixty-five years of annoying habits, arguments, ailments and disputes. But of course, there was always a lot of love, respect and caring.

And the bond not only affects them but everyone around them. With this example of a partnership to emulate, I have always nurtured strong relationships in my personal and professional life, as have my siblings. My parents have set a great example.

We as a family have always commemorated their milestone anniversaries with trips to Hawaii, parties and at 60 years a Caribbean Cruise because they deserve to be celebrated. So we will be reveling in this wonderful milestone and starting to plan for the 70th Anniversary because to do anything else would be so unlike us!

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