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Sunday, October 08, 2006

50 years of love

Yesterday we had a combined party with my parents---it was 50 years to the day since they'd married, and last May we celebrated our 25th anniversary. What an amazing thing love and marriage can be.

The party was great---we had so much food, drinks, wonderful people, and lots of laughs. Seeing some of my parents friends I hadn't seen for 25 years or more was truly some of the most fun---I had to really hunt to find the person I remember sitting around the card tables, playing poker, doing "grown-up" things while my brothers and I would peek around the hall wall, watching the big people talk, break out in a roar of laughter, as we'd try to think of an excuse to pop out so we could get closer and see if some of that grown-up aura would rub off on us... It was a different world then---the kids made a quick appearance so the parents could show how we'd grown, but then we'd be sent off with our token bowl of snacks to not bother them while they had their adult time.

Oddly I didn't feel shy or unconnected with these people yesterday---the barriers had fallen down. We'd finally entered the world of the big people---too bad we didn't pull out the card tables and poker chips...

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Oh it sounds like you had a fun day! And congratulations on 25 years!!! Glen and I celebrate 23 years this coming March so we're catchin' up to ya!!! :-)