I’ve had love on the mind this week. Not because it’s Valentines Day on Friday, but because on Sunday we celebrated my grandparents 60TH wedding anniversary. Sixty years together! It’s one of those numbers that seems unfathomable simply because I can’t picture any part of my life that far into the future.
My grandparents have always been my inspiration for a perfect relationship. They were a gigantic part of my childhood, and so many of my values have been instilled in me by them. Not even just in terms of relationships, but life values as well! I think my favorite thing about both of them is their ability to find humor in anything. To me, that is so incredibly important in a relationship. You have to be able to laugh together – especially if you can find humor in the frustrating times.
I also know that they didn’t get to sixty years together without an incredible amount of work and dedication to the life they built together. No relationship is easy street all the time. Everyone has lows. Whether it’s financial, emotional – there are always times of struggle. But choosing to work through it together is what makes a relationship work. And they have worked through every hard time together, and come out stronger than before.
Between their anniversary and Valentines Day rolling in soon, it’s made me think about my own relationship, and how happy I am in it. The hubs and I have certainly had our share of ups and downs, but I feel like we too are stronger with each obstacle we overcome. I love how we poke fun at one another and share that humor, I love that feeling of ‘home’ when we are together, I love what an amazing father he is, and I love that I can count on him for anything. Sure, we bicker occasionally, and definitely each have our faults (I am well aware that I have a serious case of nagging wifey syndrome, yet can’t seem to stop!) but we truly love one another, and are willing to work through problems when they arise.
So here’s to my grandparents sixty years together, and here’s to my own journey of building a life with the man that I love. Cheers!