Today is my parents’ wedding anniversary. It is a date that stays firmly in my mind each year. If they were still alive, they would be celebrating seventy-nine years of marriage today. Their wedding, by the way, was a double ceremony with my mother’s brother, Russ, and his chosen partner, Dorothy.
There’s something important about anniversaries. Whether it’s a marriage, birthday, or other remembrance, anniversaries invite us to revisit significant and important events in our lives. Without remembering these important dates, we could go through life unseeing, failing to reflect—or even recognize—the significance of our life experiences, the lessons they taught us, and the personal growth we gained as a result of having lived them.
They may even give us pause to be grateful, and today I am.
(Note: I have a picture of my parents on their wedding day that I recently came across but today cannot find. I will publish it when I do)!