It is not a bed of roses, so they say. There will always be good days as well as bad. And I'm not being jaded here when I say no marriage is completely blissful. It takes effort. Both partners must work on the relationship, commit to each other and stick it out no matter what. After all, marriage is supposed to be "till death do us part". Right? Ideally...

I'm not going to write about the statistics of failed marriages here or what breaks apart a once-loving union. Whatever is the reason for the break up, we all know that separation is not uncommon these days. Sad.

So every December, we happily celebrate Pa and Ma's wedding anniversary to mark another year of togetherness. Last December was their 44th. Yes, 44th! Oh, shush... They are not perfect. Pa's (too) silent demeanor annoys Ma to the hilt and Ma's loud and aggressive personality drives Pa nuts. They bicker, they taunt each other. Typical. Sometimes their argument is serious enough to cause a rift. But still...

They may be poles apart in views and personalities but one thing they have in common is their God-centeredness. My siblings and I know, because how Pa and Ma handle things is pretty much WYSIWYG, "what you see is what you get".

And... God-willing... what I see is a lot more celebrations to look forward to. :)

the half where i got my square-jaw from

Kyle and Matt
Kyle and Matt, 3rd gen

Anniversary Couple with Sisters
anniversary couple with sisters



  1. I LOVE this post! It is so true about Ma and Pa's marriage. My mom and dad were the same way. Now hubs and I are acting the same after 26 years?? Just life

  2. I hope we all get to celebrate our 44th year of marriage too...

    Cheers to more anniversaries to come.

  3. thanks kim and jo!

    here's wishing we all get to celebrate 40+ more years of wedded bliss. :)


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