Today is my parents 46th wedding anniversary.
It’s quite an accomplishment. They are very lucky.. I mean, not only living together for that long, but just the fact that my mother has never carried out any of her threats to kill my father….it’s quite something really.
My parents met at a cottage in the Muskokas… on Moon River. They each lived many hours away and it was obviously sheer luck or destiny that they met. They lived more than 5 hours apart prior to getting married on June 22, 1963 at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral in Pembroke Ontario. And their wedding song was.. you guessed it.. “Moon River”.
Yours truly was born 9 months and 2 weeks later… my sister Barb was born the following year and my sister Lara 3 years after that.
My parents have always been extremely cute together… although every once in a while my mother does exclaim while making a “put your neck right here” motion with her hands… “I could just kill your father!!” She’s entitled. He drives her crazy sometimes.
They have survived good times, bad times, weddings, divorce (mine), grandchildren (8 in total), love, life, laughter, tears,death, births, and illnesses. They’ve gone through some really rough experiences together. As most couples do. But I’ve never seen them fight. They have disagreements, sure, but never a “fight fight” that I can recall. They spend most of their time together… my father having been retired for nearly 20 years. And they are still as cute as ever. They are both very funny, smart, FUN people.
They still hold hands. They are still in love.
They are great parents.. and a tremendous example.
I only hope to find that myself someday….and maybe I will.. if I’m very, very lucky.
Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad.
Love, Beth xoxo