An Anniversary to Note
So today would have been my parents, Rod & Bev’s 48th wedding anniversary. It’s crazy to me that they aren’t here to celebrate it but hopefully somewhere in the heavens they are noting it and smiling. It seems bittersweet for me to think about big life moments revolving around them. I can’t believe on one hand they are both gone and that here I am feeling too young to be the oldest of their children wondering why they had to leave this earth already. I know they had a rocky beginning. They met in Plattsburgh, New York where my dad was stationed in the Air Force and my mom was from Montreal. They got caught with a visit from the stork and needed to plan a wedding quick… Life wasn’t so easy for them as newlyweds with a baby (me) on the way. They had no money, not much support from their families for their situation and no green card to even be together. But they managed to raise 3 kids and stay married for 38 years before Rod died in 2000. I wish this post was a happier one – I know they had happy moments but I also know they had a lot of not so happy moments too. These anniversaries have become for me reminders that they aren’t here. Maybe in 2 years on their 50th anniversary it might feel different or maybe I’ll be more focused on holy cow I’m turning 50 soon!
There’s an Indigo Girls song that has lyrics in it that I sometimes ponder when the meaning of life seems to get a bit intense for me and I need to gain some perspective,
I’m trying to tell you something about my life
Maybe give me insight between black and white
The best thing you’ve ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously, it’s only life after all
from the Indigo Girls, Closer to Fine
So Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. Hope there’s lots of laughter and smiles where you are!