Thursday, September 10, 2009


Me: Hi Mom! It's 9/09/09!  How crazy is that?  Did you know this won't happen for another trillion years?  Yeah, I read that on wikipedia.  Anyways, know what else is special?  It's your anniversary!  Congratulations!

Motherdrome: Uh, our anniversary was yesterday.

Riiiiiiight. Anyversary, yesterday (note to self, write that down somewhere), my parents celebrated their 30th anniversary.  In this day and age, it's a mighty proud accomplishment and I couldn't be happier for them. 

The future Mr. Palindrome's parents are also happily married.  And all four sets of our grandparents have honored their vows as well.  It's a huge blessing to us to have so many role models in our lives.  People who have stuck it out for better for worse.  People who have been through sickness and health.  People who have seen richer and poorer.  Some who have seen their vows through as long as they both lived.

It's also a big legacy to live up to.  On the heels of my parents' celebration, I want to give them props for teaching me so many things about marriage.  The following is just a sampling of my favorites:

1. Love continues to grow deeper even when you thought it couldn't get any deeper.
2. The adventure is in the journey together.
3. The vows, committed before God, are life changing.
4. You know it's love when you can toot in front of them and they laugh.

To my parents, to my future in laws, to our grandparents - Thank you.  You all are my marriage heroes.

Share with me your marriage heroes!  Who's inspired you?


Mrs. G said...

Aw, that is such a sweet entry!

I am really lucky that I had a great set of parents growing up and if my dad hadn't died 5 years ago, my parents would still be married to each other. Dad was a Marine, so growing up, I saw all the hard times my parents went though, but their love for each other never changed. Like my parents, my fiance's are the same. His dad is retired Navy and his parents have had their share of obstacles to get through. When we're all hanging out and his dad cracks a flirty joke at his mom, or they walk hand-in-hand, I realize how lucky we are to have such great examples of love in our lives. :)

melinda said...

Hey Mrs. G - I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. Sounds like you're in a family full of men in uniform though! Here's to many more years to our marriage heroes :)