Here’s to Love

February 26, 2012

My parents celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this week.  I was able to spend several days with them and one of my sisters reminiscing, looking at old pictures and marveling at all the changes.  We had a wonderful dinner and a champagne toast, lots of hugs and a few private tears.

Today I’m back home, able to reflect and resume my routine.  I’m happy to be sewing, tending my plants, planning dinner for Joey when he gets back in town (hurray!!), checking my work schedule, etc.  I’m determined to take a walk and clean up the house a bit.  This is good.

I’m also determined to spend more time being grateful, to emphatically spend time doing things I enjoy, and to live as artfully and lovingly as possible.

When I see my parents look into each other’s eyes, the love of so many years together expressed in their depths, I have no choice.  I know what Love looks like.

Let’s see, I’ll be 110 years old on my 66th wedding anniversary.  No time like the present to start planning my outfit.  Champagne anyone?


4 Responses to Here’s to Love

  1. Rose on February 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

    How incredibly wonderful! My Gorgeous Husband’s parents almost made 65 years together. Yes, it is such a good idea to be grateful for every day and every good thing (however small) that crosses our paths.

    Boy, your parents were gorgeous (back in the day, as you say.) I bet they are still delightful. Congratulations on choosing such good genes!!

    Cheers, Rosemary from England

    • Jean on February 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Yes, I’m fortunate indeed (genes and all) and they are a striking couple today. I am very proud.

      Thanks for stopping by and BTW, I loved the grey boots in your post! Did you glimpse my red ones in the previous post? Maybe we can temporarily trade sometime!

  2. Sheila on March 10, 2012 at 6:35 am

    66 years! That’s incredible. What’s their secret?

    • Jean on March 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      I’ll make sure I ask them the next time we talk! They’ll probably agree on the answer, like most things. Seems to work beautifully for them!

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