Throwback Thursdays (#tbt) are taking social media by storm! I’m noticing it everywhere: on blogs, facebook, twitter, etc. I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do my first ever #tbt on here.
As I was consolidating a lot of greeting cards I’ve received over time (i.e. birthdays, holidays, or whatever other reason that would warrant a card, i.e. Saint Patrick’s Day, Halloween, the possibilities are really endless…), I came across a birthday card that was sent to me by my parents. Enclosed in the card was an old (and I mean old) photo of them on their wedding day. The greeting inside the card said something like next to giving birth to you…our wedding day was one of the happiest days of our lives…love mom and dad. The typical stuff parents tell their kiddos.
My parents have been married for 30 years. They are my best friends in life and I obviously wouldn’t be here without them. Their marriage is also something that I admire. By all means, I know it isn’t always a walk in the park. There are lots of rough times in marriage, but I know that with strong will, determination, compromise and love – a couple can overcome anything. I see that in their marriage and only hope that my husband and I are as audacious as them.
So this #tbt is dedicated to my parents, an amazing couple that proves to me everyday that marriage is one of the best challenges to experience when you have the right partner….
|January 8, 1983|
At the time, my dad was stationed in Japan and my mom lived in the Philippines. My parents actually met in Japan, but my mom had to go back to the Philippines after awhile. For the wedding, my dad took leave to get married to in the Philippines and shortly after the wedding, my mom followed my dad to live in Japan – their first duty station together. My amazing parents never had a formal honeymoon, but I know their life together is well-worth it!