40 Year Annivesary
Tomorrow will be my parents 40th wedding Anniversary. That is a pretty good feat I would say in this day and age.
40 years ago this was a unique wedding in that it was a triple wedding...with all three brides being sisters. They say its tough walking your daughter down the isle, but my Grandfather did it three times on the same day. Kind of unique.
In that 40 years my parents managed to survive two tours of Duty in Vietnam, had three biological children (I am #3) and adopt six more. Over the years they were foster parents and got an award for being National Foster Parent's of the Year, as well as taking care of 184 foster children...some were there for only a few days, some where there for years and others never left (adopted). Unfortunately they also had to bury one of their children, Trisha who was a foster child/adopted, but was killed in a car accident at 19 years old. This devastated them.
All in all, my Mom and Dad are good people and make good role models. And my Dad...well it sounds kind of corny, but he is my best friend. 40 years...yeah I am proud of my parents.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"