My parents are my inspiration!  This weekend my siblings and I gathered with my parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  It was a wonderful reunion of family.  We enjoyed laughs, and reminiscing about our childhoods.  We poked fun at who among us was the “favorite” child.  My parents rolling their eyes the whole time.  We ate too much cake and embarrassed the grandchildren.  It was a perfect day!

What I noticed throughout the afternoon was the hand holding my parents enjoyed.  The little glances between the two of them.  The comfortablity of two people who have survived together, parenthood, loss, career changes, moving, retirement, and all that life throws at us.  I’m not saying it was perfect or even close but they did it all together.  Years and years of enjoying each others company knowing neither of them are perfect but focusing on the best of each other.

Congrats mom and dad!    

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