I thought I would just submit a quick post to update things since it has been a full week since my latest post.
I've been somewhat busy this week, hosting a women's luncheon and earring demo at my home yesterday, and helping my parents prepare for their big 50th wedding anniversary party that we're celebrating tomorrow. Dad wanted to go on a cruise, but we convinced him that this event is just too special for that! So we're having a nice luncheon with friends to celebrate their 50 years of commitment to marriage.
My parents have been through some very interesting times over the past half century, weathering some difficulties of course—who can live long without them—but as a close observer of their marriage, I can say that the good times and the positive experiences have far outweighed the bad. I really admire my parents for sticking together faithfully, no matter what, for 50 years. In this day and age, that is quite a testament to their character and to their abiding love for one another.
I'll see if I can post a photo of their anniversary party tomorrow...