|Chicago Convention August 2005|
The longer I am married, the more I realize my parents' testament to the world. On May 28, 2012 they celebrate 63 married years.
Relationships change as each person matures, which tends to alter perceptions, views and attitudes. But like every married couple committed to each other until parted by death, my parents have worked hard to keep their marriage vows, through bliss and not so bliss. I have seen them put up little temporary walls, always taken down in short time. I have watched their interests intertwine. And when their interests are separate, they are still as threads of the same rope. From time to time, anger and sadness have pushed into their oneness, attempting to divide them. Love has always conquered. Joy has flooded them, too. They are very much alike after all these years. Yet they have allowed each other to be individuals.
Their example is of hope and determination. And committed true love.
What God has joined together let no man put asunder. My husband and I deliberately guard our marriage, letting nothing come between us, just as my kindhearted and caring parents.
To Mom and Dad I say thank you for being excellent role models of a love-filled and joyful marriage in the 21st Century; I love you.
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