This is a picture of my parents 65 years ago today. My Mother was just 18 and my Father 22. My Father was fresh back from fighting in what was then known as Burma. They fell in love while writing letters to each other during the war. Four children, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren later their story is still unfolding.
I think they both look so beautiful and so full of hope. My Mother hated this dress can you believe it? My Grandmother, the boss of all bosses made her buy it. I think she looks so beautiful, so classic and so excited.
I went to visit them today to take them some cards and very special yummy Anniversary cupcakes. My Mom wasn't feeling well, I think the visits with my niece and her daughter, although short in nature really tired her out. It is hard for her to try and be,"up" for visitors. Her body is wearing out and she is so tired all the time. My Dad is taking great care of her, but it is sad. So while I am so happy that they reached this amazing milestone, I am saddened to think that the end may be approaching in the not to distant future.
My parents have been through so much in their lifetime together, anyone married that long surely would have, too. They are still devoted to each other and really, really love each other. If we could all be that lucky in life.