Love is in the Air: Part 2
Parents at the prom.
Parents getting married.
Parents just lookin cool.
Today is my parents’ 37th anniversary. I tried to think of what I could say or do to accurately illustrate my love and admiration for them, but there’s very little words or actions that would do them justice. My parents have been together since high school. So really it’s more like forty-something years into their relationship now. They went to their high school prom together, got married when they were 21, and really are (I hate this word, but I think it applies here) soul mates. I know that our parents’ and grandparents’ generation have much longer marriages on average than we do, but my parents truly love each other. They are not still together just because society saw marriage as a lifetime commitment. They always want the best for each other….worry more about the other one than themselves. They take care of each other. They have fun with each other. They really have given me a gift in terms of an example of what a marriage should and could be. They mean everything to me.
I tried to find some pictures that I have taken to round out this mini photo album of Barry and Judi, and I settled on the two below. To me, this sums them up pretty perfectly. Boy do they love to drink coffee, and my dad still makes my mom laugh all the time. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! We love you guys!
Photos of parents by Emily Shur