Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Celebrations

Today my parents have been married 47 years. My mother died in a car accident when I was ten. A little more than a year later my father presented us with a new mother. Needless to say we were not impressed. I have to give her tremendous credit--she hung in there through thick and thin.

We were a tough sell. Four rowdy kids from four through eleven. Poor motherless children. With very little discipline in the intervening year, we were quite a handful, but Mom stuck with us no matter what we dished out. I like to think that she's proud of us.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! Really hope you sneak in a few more!

Anny

10 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversay indeed. Sounds like she was a strong and persevering woman. It helps explain some of the role modeling for you. Strong women breed strong women. You were fortunate to have the support of two.

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  2. Happy Anniversary:) My own parents hit 45 years in a few months:)

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  3. I'm always impressed when stepparents become PARENTS. And 47 years is one heck of an accomplishment!

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  4. Happy annversary to your Mom and Dad. When my parents hit 50, my Dad asked me to take him to a jeweler. He was already very sick. We took him in wheelchair and he bought a beautiful ring for my Mom. We took pictures when he put it on her finger. He died three months later. She wore the ring day and night for years. But now the ring is falling from her finger and she gave it to me.

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  5. Wow, 47 yrs. is a very long time. And I'm so glad she stuck it out with you kids. You needed her but I imagine she needed YOU too. Happy Anniversary to them.

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  6. I'm sure you've made it up to her a million times over. I know both your moms are very proud of you. I would be. Happy anniversary to them.

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  7. Happy Anniversary to the parents. That's awesome!

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  8. Happy anniversary to your parents. Your mom sounds like a wonderful person.

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