Today is my parents' 28th wedding anniversary. These days, to be married to the same person for that long is considered quite an accomplishment. I am fortunate to have married parents and I don't take it for granted. They raised us in a Christian home, where having expensive things wasn't as important as doing fun things together.
Now that I am a parent, I realize how hard it must have been on my mom to take care of us. With 4 kids that were stair-steps in age, I'm pretty sure she had at least 2 in diapers for like 7 years! After taking care of Amelia all day, I almost never feel like cooking supper anymore, something I used to enjoy. But my mom took care of all 4 of us all day and we had a home-cooked supper every single night. Usually with some sort of homemade dessert. Granted, with 4 kids, it's not like they could afford to go out to eat all the time, but still... It could have been sandwiches and tv dinners.
My daddy has gotten up at the crack of dawn since I can remember to drive to work in Jackson. Yet, I have no memories of him coming home too tired to play with us. All I remember is us listening for his truck coming down the driveway and we'd run out and stick out our thumbs, pretending to be hitchhikers and then we'd jump in the back of his truck to ride the rest of the way to the house. So silly, but it was so much fun to us! Oh, and Prize Day on Friday was a big deal at our house. I thought everyone's family had Prize Days until I went to kindgergarten. Prize Day meant that when Daddy came home from work on Friday, he would have some sort of treat for us. My favorite was when he would bring those Mickey Mouse ice cream bars. Remember they had the chocolate ears? Good memories.
Happy Anniversary, Mama and Daddy! I hope you're married for many more years to come!