Today, 39 years ago, my parents got married.
My mom was 18. My dad was 20.
Mom had just graduated high school. My dad was attending Texas A&M.
All in the Family debuted that year. The Ed Sullivan Show aired its last episode. Apollo 14 & 15 landed on the moon. The Vietnam War was in full swing. Southwest Airlines began flying passengers between Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL. Top single of the year was “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night.
So few marriages make it 10 years today. They’ve been married 39 years and are going just as strong as ever. They work together both professionally and personally. They are each others best friend. They not only take those vows they said personally, they live them every single day. They still go on dates. Still hold hands. Still laugh together, cry together, and, yes, even bicker now and then. But its all a part of a strong marriage that I look up to and try to emulate in my own.
My parents are two of my best friends and role models. I couldn’t ask for better parents… I get a huge grin and have to agree when friends go, “You’re parents are SO COOL!” because, hey, they are!
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!! I love you!!