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mom + dad: still riding through it all together after 44 years

26 Jun 2015

mom and dad jeep

i got this adorable, fabulous photo from my mom the other day.

it’s just a regular day for my parents in the mountains that they call home. top down. riding in the jeep. exploring and discovering and enjoying. usually taking the long road anywhere (thanks to my dad!). i just love this picture of them. it totally captures a moment, a typical moment. and i am so happy to see them living life in that wonderful moment.

i am celebrating my parents  today because this is my parents’ 44th wedding anniversary!

44 years is a lot of time for great memories, tough times, and lots of changes + journeys. and, they have shared all of that, and much more together. the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the painful, the joyful. you know… life.

and though some of us have been married more than once, or are divorced or single, which is ok (because life is what it is, and our journeys are all different, and hopefully our lives are better as they are right now – i know mine is!), seeing my parents reminds me what it means to be in relationship with anyone. it reminds me to never take for granted any person that i am blessed to have journey with me in life. and it makes me even more grateful and excited to celebrate them, and their commitment to each other. what a gift it is to have someone to share life with – traveling through the ups and downs, and the wonderful memories and difficult ones too… together.

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so, today, i wish my dear parents blessings and joy, and the happiness of remembering + honoring their past together; but more importantly, i wish them continued joy in their present moments together.

you know, we can curl up with our past, or freak out about our future. we can regret things or be frightened by things to come…

but to let our hair blow in breeze, while sitting beside the one that we have chosen to share our life with for the past 44 years… that, my friends, that is love. that is life. that is what it all about.

happy anniversary, mom + dad!

i love + miss you more than you will ever be able to understand. 

to love! onwards + upwards! xoxo

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8 Comments

  • Reply Louise Gallagher 26 Jun 2015 at 14:24

    Happy Anniversary to your parents. Their love and courage and strength are an obvious part of you!

    • Reply Liz 30 Jun 2015 at 10:36

      Thank you, Louise! You are so very kind! xo

  • Reply kate1975 26 Jun 2015 at 17:47

    Good and healing thoughts to you all.

    Kate

    • Reply Liz 30 Jun 2015 at 10:36

      thank you so much, kate. xoxo

  • Reply Laura4NYC 26 Jun 2015 at 18:06

    Happy Anniversary to the parents! What a time to spend together!

    • Reply Liz 30 Jun 2015 at 10:35

      Thanks, girlie!

  • Reply gallivance.net 27 Jun 2015 at 00:11

    Your parents look cool Liz, and they’re certainly having a great time – good for them. Terri and I are approaching year 42. Having a true companion, a soul mate, and a best friend is a blessing beyond words. Thanks for reminding me. ~James

    • Reply Liz 30 Jun 2015 at 10:30

      They are pretty cool, James. Well, congratulations to you and Terri too! I can only imagine what it is like to share so much of life with someone. What a beautiful thing.

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