49 years ago today, my parents were married.
Mama came home from college and married Daddy. Her heart remained with him the entire time she was away. She missed him terribly and couldn't stand being away from Daddy. They were married a few months after Mama came home.
There would be happy times and sad times, children and grandchildren, they would build a life together. A life that included bad crop years, a couple of business ventures, the remodel of a home, the loss of parents and other treasured loved ones and the difficult and fun times together that they shared. They chose to remain married, no matter what. They would spend 48 years together.
9 years ago today, we gave them a 40th anniversary party. I contacted friends from that period of their lives and some were there for the party! The cake was a replica of the wedding cake and pictures of their wedding and the announcement were on display. I wanted this to be a day filled with precious memories of a special day for them.