OK~ Here go my ramblings on how I'm going to get to 50 years of marriage with my beloved hubby! My parents celebrated 50 years of Marriage yesterday and I think to myself- Wow, 50 years sounds like a long time. But, when you start and think of "life" and all of its happenings, it's really not that long of a period of time~ OR is it?
I do believe patience is a key term for all of us when it comes to marriage. We are surviving the teenage years (the last I checked). Why do those years as parents become so challenging? When we became parents we knew that our kids would be babies, toddlers, kids, teens, young adults and so forth.....But~ Nobody tells you that you may possibly get to know several police officers by first name, have to clean up vomit at all hours of the night, AND be a multi-tasker unlike any other era of your life!
50 years is a milestone.......We will get there through the thick and thin! Through the bad and the good~ and of course we will get there through many fun times! Thinking back of how my parents survived the teenage years with my siblings and I~ Well, they endured the calls from the local police, the occasional letter from the school, and several slumber parties with "noisy" girls! And of course they survived the years that I convinced my Dad to buy me a pony, which turned into years my Dad would rather forget about!
Living in Iowa is such a good place to raise a family~The open country, clean air and a sense of freedom unlike any other place we could raise a family............I'm thankful to be an Iowa farm girl and proud to be the daughter of a true retired American Farmer and his wife! Life is good in my own little corner of the world~ Now, to be patient and work on 26 more years of marriage~ and 50 it will be! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?