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30 Years of Happiness!

Friday, September 20, 2013

This weekend I am excited to spend time away with my parents and hubby celebrating my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary. I’m lucky to have the kind of relationship with my parents that I have. I’m also lucky that we live close enough that I can go to their place for dinner when I don’t feel like cooking and Dan’s on shift, or that we can meet up for wine tasting on the weekends, or especially just to know that they are always there if I need them. I am so thankful for the relationship they have shown my brother and I growing up. There were years where they worked completely separate shifts and would have months without a day off together just to keep my brother and I from having to be in daycare. Their sacrifices while raising us might have gone unrecognized but it was definitely not unnoticed.

If you were a fly on the wall in our living room while we are all spending time together, you’d find laughter, love, jokes, hugs, and probably more laughter. Not only do the four of us have the best time together, it’s awesome to watch them truly enjoy each other’s company (most of the time). There are definitely days that Dad tries to drive mom crazy, and Dan usually tries to join in, but at the end of the day, that’s part of why we love them. While all couples have their disagreements, and there are bound to be lots in 30 years, their relationship always exuded respect and love. I’m blessed and thankful for the best parents and best friends I could ever ask for!

Here are some of the many things I learned from my parents about marriage:
-       -- Never go to bed angry
-       - Be comfortable enough to always be yourself
-       - Remember to tell each other how much you love each other, every day
-       - Make decisions as a couple, not as an individual
-       - Make your spouses dreams part of your dreams
-       - Laugh a lot!
-       - Be honest with each other – even though sometimes this can get you in trouble
-       - Go on adventures together
-       - Be willing to make sacrifices for each other
-       - Learn to balance each other out
- - Always support each other's decisions
 - And laugh even more!

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! I hope for 30 more years of love and happiness & many more beach trips to celebrate! We love you both and are so excited to share the weekend with you!