Half a century

16 08 2019

Kestrel and Comanche

Happy FIFTIETH anniversary to my mom and dad, Nancy and Dave!

Fifty years, folks. And they’ve known each other for years before they were married – since they were teenagers, hauling their horses to 4-H shows in Ohio.

The past 50 years have taken them across the country and across the Atlantic with the Army, and like many military spouses, they’ve spent long stretches apart (though, thankfully, fate spared my dad war-time service). Not always, but most of the time, they’ve been able to have horses, which means my brother and I got to grow up with horses, even as we changed schools and friends and moved around the country. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.

They still have horses – in Texas now – and they still ride, though maybe a bit slower than the speed games they used to compete in (!).

Fifty-year marriages are becoming more rare these days. Both sets of my grandparents were married 50-plus years. Today, my parents hit that milestone. Wow. πŸ™‚

Their love and support have guided me all my life – their love has supported each other and all of our family! – and I am profoundly proud and grateful to be their daughter!

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad. I love ya’ll!!!!!!!!!


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9 responses

16 08 2019
Mom

Thank you, from Dad & me! Such a wonderful post and tribute! We have been extremely fortunate to have had a great life… with more to come… and to have 2 of the most fantastic kids! Love you!!!

16 08 2019
TJ

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

16 08 2019
Karen Schmiede

Happy 50th to your Mom and Dad. Hope they have many more. My hubby and I will have our 52th in September. There are still people whose commitment is life long. God Bless them all.

16 08 2019
TJ

Wow, Karen, that’s great! Congrats! I love what you said about lifelong commitments. So true!

16 08 2019
baileytan

How special ! Happy Anniversary to your parents! And many more for them.

16 08 2019
TJ

Thanks! πŸ™‚

17 08 2019
Pat

Happy Anniversary to two wonderful parents. What a life they have lived.
Congratulations!

17 08 2019
Sue Story

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad, TJ! What a wonderful tribute to them and their enduring commitment to one another. I wish them many more years together.

18 08 2019
Puller9

Bravo! Congratulations are certainly in order for TJ’s parents!

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