Two days ago, Jeff and I celebrated our 19th anniversary--a special milestone for us (and I hope to someday write more about that). :) But try as we may, we can never seem to get any closer to catching up with my parents who are celebrating their 53rd anniversary today!! :)
Because of the security of their marriage, all my life I've been surrounded by a bubble of love and serenity--one I'm hoping to pass on to my own children--and I am incredibly grateful for the commitment my parents made to each other and to God 53 years ago!
There's another number that's meaningful to me now, and that is 76. I've always been especially fond of that number because I was born in 1976 ("I'm a bicentennial baby!" I remember proudly thinking--and saying--as a child). :) But now it's even more significant because, ever since May 24, it's been the age of my dad! :)
I never got around to posting about this at the time, but we celebrated his birthday a couple days early this year since we were heading to North Carolina on the actual day of his birthday. He didn't mind, and German chocolate cake tastes good any day of the week. :)
To me, that's way better than winning the lottery. ;-)