My parents have shared fifty nine years together as man and wife. As with all marriages, there have been some bad times as well as some devastating experiences to contend with, but any heartache endured has only served to make them stronger as a couple.
Now, in their eighties, my parents are a shining example of the sanctity of marriage. Their love for each other is just so obvious as they openly show their affection for each other. My dad said he would marry my mum again tomorrow and he genuinely means it. They are the sweetest, most wonderful people and I am so proud to call them my parents.
The longevity of their marriage is the benchmark towards which I compare my own marriage, and I hope that in the future Ian and I still love each other as much my parents do. They make me believe that relationships can and do work and that they are worth investing in. Their example has made me see that love is the most wonderful and selfless gift that we can give to one another. If everyone was as happy together as my mum and dad are, the world would be a much happier place!
Happy 59th Anniversary to my wonderful parents. I love you so very much.