Monday, July 2, 2007

What a beautiful day!

On Saturday June 30th I had the privilege to attend my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary party. That is just an amazing milestone. The day was just fabulous. The weather was perfect with bright sun and blue skies and none of the wind that Bandon, Oregon is notorious for. Nearly all of the immediate family was in attendance to help Joe and Karen celebrate as well as many of their friends and acquaintances. Over 200 people in all were able to come. They had a nice, short ceremony during which the pastor of their church read a neat poem written about their life together. This gathering also gave the family a chance to reconnect. We are scattered far and wide with busy, busy lives so it was great to be able to sit and visit with my cousins and their children all of whom are growing up way too fast. It was amazing to see one of the bridesmaids in her bridesmaid gown and my uncle wore the same tux that he wore for the wedding 50 years ago. What a happy couple they are, my aunt and uncle. They have survived a lot of trial and tribulation and have come together in the tough times. Their's is an amazing love that they share. They have raised 5 beautiful, fun and talented children, have 12 amazing grandchildren and have 1 cute great grandbaby. I strive to have the kind of marriage they have had; one that will stand the test of time, children and changing life circumstances. My grandparents also celebrated 50 years together. My parents and inlaws are also on their way to making that major milestone. If DH and I are successful, I will be 70 when we celebrate 50 years together. I am looking forward to the changes that will come and the many milestones ahead of us that we will celebrate on that day.

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