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.