As I sit and think about this I can't help but be in awe of what an accomplishment this is.
This past year has been really hard but it wasn't the first of some really tough times for them.
In their 65 years together they have had many ups and downs.
6 children 21 1/5 years apart. Yep you read that right. I'm the baby and my oldest sister is not quite 22 years older than me.
They buried both sets of their parents.
They've lost numerous siblings.
They farmed for 35 years. During some interesting times.
They built a life together that although has been rocked numerous times has never been completely broken.
They came from that era that if something breaks, fix it don't throw it away.
The longevity of their marriage is something I aim for in mine.
Being married is from from easy. It takes work, it takes commitment, it takes choices.
I love that these two people, who although they may have faults made those choices, did that work and set an example for not only their children but also their grandchildren.
So Mom and Dad thank you for showing me how to work at it. How to try and fix it, how to care enough to make those choices.