That’s the number of years my parents have been married as of TODAY.
The number of years they’ve fought hard to choose LOVE.
As I was thinking of something to write to celebrate them, I found an article featuring my parents as a “power couple” in a 2012 Tallahassee Magazine.
And I think the best words I can share are the beautiful words they have already shared with all of us.
“She understands and gives support for the work I do. I’m gone a lot, and I wasn’t always there for her when the kids were young. When events come up outside of business hours, I find that if I can think of my wife first and how it might affect her, I’ll have a better chance of making the right decision,” Dad said. “If I’m unsure, I’ll call and ask her. I’m better at this now than I used to be.”
“Yes, you are,” my Mom said with a smile.
Dad: ”We’re both pretty independent individuals, and we try to recognize each other’s need for space. We work out schedules so that each of us has our own time to exercise, or even just read or work quietly without disruption. We have a partnership. It is not easy working, raising three kids and managing a household — we do our best to lift each other up so we achieve our personal, professional and family goals."
Mom: “We do recognize that we lead really busy and full lives and, especially as our children get older, it seems we have less and less time to just hang out with each other. We try to remember and appreciate that; sometimes an open calendar is equally important as a full one."
Mom and Dad, I hope this is a beautiful reminder of the love and life you have shared together.
I literally wouldn’t be where I am today without you ;)
Happy Anniversary. 💗