Monday, October 4, 2010

....And They Lived Happily Ever After

This story begins 30 years ago today. Two people committed their lives to each other and vowed to stay together for richer or poorer and in sickness and in health, they never thought that last part would be their biggest test.

My parents met in early June 1980 while living in the same apartment complex in Las Vegas. My mom was a single mom to my oldest sister and my dad was a single dad to my two brothers. My sister Lisa and I have heard several stories on how they met and how my mom had offered to make my dad and the boys dinner one night and from then on that was it. About 4 months later on October 4, 1980 they were married at the Justice of the Peace. Having 3 kids they knew that a big wedding was out of the question. In 1981 my sister Lisa was born and in 1985 I was born. We lived as a blended family and we loved every minute of it. Yes there were struggles, my dad worked and my mom stayed at home, but they always supported and loved each other no matter what. In 1989 my dad began racing and that was our big family outings every weekend. To this day my dad will not race unless my mom is there.

All of Us (well minus 1 brother)

I also knew that my parents loved each other very much but it became even more apparent when my mom was diagnosed with cancer in June of this year. My dad is so protective of her and hearing him talk about her, you hear him get choked up. You can see the commitment and love that they have for each other especially in this very trying time. A few weeks ago my dad wanted to get something to honor my mom, he has carried her high school picture in his wallet as long as I can remember. He had this done:

My mom at 17

Lisa and I have been so incredibly blessed to have our parents. They are loving, kind, funny, understanding and most of all patient. They were always there for us growing and still are now. I know that all I have to do is pick up the phone and they are there.

I just wanted to say to them:

Mom and Dad,

I love you more than words could every describe. You both are incredible people and seeing all you have been through in 30 years and to still be going strong is amazing. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for us.

Happy 30th Anniversary!!!

Enjoy your anniversary weekend at the beach in Oceanside, CA!!

I love you both!!!

1 comment:

  1. That is the sweetest post!!!! I hope your parents have a wonderful anniversary!!!


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