|My parents in the getaway car after their wedding|
-- David Baldacci, The Christmas Train
Congratulations to my parents who married 54 years ago today! What a ride it has been for them ... three children, six grandchildren, about a dozen homes (including that first basement apartment), travel all over the world. And as their oldest, I've seen nearly the entire journey.
When I was a teenager, I was making "oh brother" comments about a sappy Kenny Rogers love song, at which point my dad informed me that it was possible to feel that way about someone. "I do," he said.
And my mom has always summed it up this way, "I married my best friend." Truly he was and is. They've been through good times, hard times, and everything in between. And they're still friends.
Here's a special Kenny Rogers song to celebrate the day.