Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad


Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad-both married one time, only to each other. I'm not going to debate the pluses and minuses of that-just celebrate the fact that it is. This was last year right before Mom's first ever train ride.

I will ponder for a moment how the world has changed. By the time their parent's died they (their parents) had trouble recognizing what the world had become, and now the same is becoming true for them, as it will be for me I'm sure. In times past, change was slower, and a person could live a lifetime learning about the world around them with the certainty that it wouldn't suddenly be completely different.

At 47, my mind still boggles at two people who came together as adults and who have been a couple since before I was born. Because it is not something I will experience in this lifetime, it is very hard for me to wrap my head around. I usually run out of something to say around Sunday morning of a long weekend. 56 years-I can't imagine it-it's more than I have experienced-it's beyond me.

Like it or not, our parent's shape us throughout our lives, either with what they did or they didn't do, whether we emulate them or rebel against them. What a powerful force that is on someone's life, yet I bet they had no idea when they were busy creating my brother and I.

Not that anyone does.

4 comments:

Forever Young said...

happy anniversary to them both, what an age...i couldn't do it. do they still want to be together or is it just habit now?

human being said...

wow
so deeeeeeep...
and this one...

"our parent's shape us throughout our lives, either with what they did or they didn't do"

soooooo true.... i much relate to this...
happy anniversary dear Debra's mom and dad!
kiss them for me...

once i wrote something like the following to my mom... thought maybe you like to read it...

mom... dad...
don't be mad
if i'm a bit bad
don't be sad
if i'm a bit mad

and let me add...
i don't intend to gad
or go after the fad
just sometimes i'd love
to live like a nomad...
:D

kj said...

my folks were together for 63 years. they had finally learned to embrace, accept and put up with one another by then.

happy anniversary to debra kay's mom and dad!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary to them both! My parents are also still together ;)

I wonder how many children of ours in the next generation could say the same...