This September my parents will be celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary. 32 years and they have the perfect marriage.
Yes, my mom and dad have had their fair share of arguments, but to their credit, they have also had their fair share of obstacles.
When my sister and I were born, my mom gave up her successful career to care for us while my dad busted is back to provide for his girls. Making sure we had food to eat, clothes on our backs, and vacations only dreams are made of.
When my dad was let go of his job as a roofing foreman, my parents didn’t allow themselves to wallow in self pity. They dusted themselves off, and started their own roofing business that they still run to this day.
When my sick grandmother moved into our house, both my parents did everything imaginable to care for her. They did their best to keep our lives as normal as possible.
And despite all of it, they are still together.
I recently got married, and if my marriage is even one half of what theirs is, I am truly blessed. My parents have shown me the truest definition of love possible. Love isn’t just romance and happiness, it’s struggles and fights and tears and heart break. But it’s being able to take all the bad and move on. To live every happy moment to its fullest with the one person you choose to spend your forever with. My parents are soul mates and their life may have not been a fairy tale, but their love is.
Yes, my parents have had their fair share of fights, but they absolutely have the perfect marriage.