Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today, June 12, 2009, is my parents 44th wedding anniversary. That's a lot of years!! I called my parents to wish them a happy anniversary and my mom was telling me how much my dad was being all romantic, which I thought was great. My mom loves going to Olive Garden restaurant, but there isn't one near where she lives, so my dad drove 30 miles just to take my mom out to Olive Garden. She was telling me how much of a great time they had. As I held the phone up to my ear and listened to my mom go on like a teenager, I thought of my own marriage and how my hubby spoils me above and beyond.

My parents never got to go anywhere much when we were younger. I have three sisters, no brothers and they spent the majority of their time taking care of us and going without things for themselves. So when my mom talked, even after 44 years, how much my dad had the romantic bug in him, I chuckled because it was rather cute. What in the world could they talk about after so many years? Mom said that there was always something to talk about.

So while my mom is telling me about her Olive Garden adventure, she said that she even drunk some wine there. WHAT!!! My mom!! No way!!! She said, "Yes way." My parents, especially my mom, are always giving and giving and never expecting anything in return, so I was soooooo happy when she said that she and my dad got a chance to, (in her words), go on a date.

My mom said that she told my aunt about her romantic rendezvous and my aunt said that since my dad is being all romantic, that he had better go and get some Viagra. My dad told my aunt that how does she know that he doesn't have any. Oh snap!! So I told my mom jokingly, that if dad had Viagra that she had better go to the health department and get some birth control pills. We laughed so hard that I almost peed on myself. Mom then said that if she had to get some birth control after all these years that she couldn't take them daily, she would have to chew the whole pack at one time. I hollered until tears rolled out of my eyes.

It was time to hang up the phone and before I said good bye. Mom said once again how much she enjoyed her and dads date. I told her that they deserve it and much more. I could actually feel her smile from the other side of the receiver. How wonderful!!!!


  1. That's a wonderful feeling when someone you love is so happy! I can't believe you joked with her about Viagra and birth control!

  2. That's what I'm talkin' bout! So beautiful to hear a love story from time to time. With all the gloom-and-doom about marriage success rates, the story of your parents needed to be put into the Universe, and I'm so happy you shared!

  3. I think it is awesome that after 44 years of marriage your parents still share a love for one another and enjoy each other's company. I have family members that are still together after 40+ years of marriage but they don't enjoy one another the way you described your parents lovin' and enjoying each other. Its a beautiful thing!

  4. How woooonderful - Thanks Mom and Dad for keeping hope alive!