But getting back to my parents... 30 years is quite an accomplishment for anyone and I'm so proud of mom and dad for such an achievement. As I was not able to help financially with this bash, my small gift to my parents was to give a speech in their honor. I kinda got weepy at the end so I was only able to eek out a part of my last sentiments. I have pasted my speech in its entirety below:
Someone once said… A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. Because, after all, nobody’s perfect. This is something I think mom and dad have perfected over 30 years.
30 yrs is a long time to spend with someone without wanting to strangle them at one time or another J Just like every marriage there have been good times and hard times. Growing up watching my parents I’ve learned many things from them about life, love and marriage.
I’ve learned that in life you don’t always get what you want and you have to make the best with what you have be grateful for each and every moment
I’ve learned that in love, it isn’t always easy, you have to take the good with the bad and sometimes, you have to add a little spice.
And about marriage, they’ve taught me how to argue J or how not to argue depending on your perspective J I’m only kidding… They’ve taught me forgiveness. In order for a marriage to last 30 years and beyond, there has to be forgiveness.
As I said, 30 years is a long time… but it can pass like the turning of a page.
Here’s to the next chapter in your marriage. May it be full of love, laughter and happiness shared with the family that surrounds you.
I love you mom and dad!!
To all: Enjoy each day with the ones you love. They do pass so quickly!