Last Sunday was my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Wow, 50 years! They still hold hands and share popcorn at the movies.
We had fun celebrating their day throughout the weekend. It started on Saturday morning with an unscheduled brunch. We were only going to meet for coffee and instead end up having brunch at the parents. It was a lot of fun.
My cousin MommaD sent flowers from her gang with a lovely memory poem (haiku) that dissolved my mom into tears.
Later that day MrHarley arrived from out of state, tickling my parents.
Sunday my parents best friends took them out to lunch to celebrate after church.
My parents received phone calls all day from family!
Sunday night, Mr80grit and I took over gelato and made another little party.
But the big party was Monday night. We all went to a local restaurant as a family. It had been over a year since we all six had gotten together. It was great even OLDBRO made it. Mom at said to me at the end of the dinner, the 50th isn't just for the couple but it also a time for all the family including extended to reconnect. Wow, Mom very insightful.
Today I am thinking more inwardly than last week. You see today is the ninth anniversary since I had open heart surgery. Sometimes I can hardly believe it except for the scar on my chest, it almost seems surreal. So much has happened since that day, but then August 3 comes around and my memory gets sharper. I remember being nervous about the surgery but not scaried. Too many people praying for me and with me. Luckily for me I have few memories of the pain, most my memories of that week have to do with people. My hubby and my parents were so awesome during that time. I have been blessed so much by God, my family and my friends.