Apr 9, 2014

Celebrating 52 Years Of Marriage....

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. 
We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. 
A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. 
She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays....

52 years ago my mom and dad got married and though they faced hardships I can't even
 imagine going through, they are still smiling and enjoying their lives.  Something I look 
forward also with Arvid.  As a young couple it was no fairy tale for them.

Through the years...
Growing up we took for granted the sacrifices they made for us.  Today I
am older and I can appreciate everything they did.  For a long time as a child,
I was angry at them for leaving us in Guyana.  Even though we were with 
my grand-mother, who was the best thing to happen to us at that time,I always 
wanted to be with my mom and dad.  Not a day would pass that I did not miss them. 
The reason they had to leave us was because they wanted to make a better life for us 
and to do so they had to venture out into the United States of America, and make a life 
for us.  Looking back it was the best thing they did.  Our lives are better.

As the years go by I can better understand all the sacrifices they have gone through
for their 5 daughters.  Today all we wish for them is to enjoy life.  To take time
now for themselves and to do the things that for so many years, they could not because
they were busy raising their children.  I'm not a parent, but I know that being a parent
is probably the hardest job and maybe at times can also be the most rewarding.

Happy Anniversary mom and dad and may each year be better and better.

Your 5 daughters, their spouses, your 9 grandchildren all wish you 
both the best of life. A little over half a century ago, they said, a wonderful marriage 
began that day. Two beautiful people joined as one, and worked together to make living fun. 
 As you celebrate now those fifty two years; we raise our glass and give cheers: 
To partners in life in both work and play,. Happy 50th Anniversary!

After having you as y role model, I have learnt a good lesson in life.
That is, that more marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes
 the better comes after the worse.  Happy Anniversary mommy and daddy!  We love you.

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly...