Today would have been my parents’ 71st wedding anniersary. They married in 1944 during World War 2. They lived through The Great Depression. They saw the worse in life – and became the best.
Tom Brokaw called this generation, The Greatest Generation. They experienced the worst life had to offer. And they survived and were better because of it.
My parents met at church and were friends for many years before dad finally asked mom out. The rest, they say, is history. To their union were born three children, Russell, Kenneth, and me, Darlene.
We were – and are – church going people. We love and serve God.
My dad died in 2001 at the age of 89. Mom died in 2013 at the age of 97.They were married 57 years.
They taught us by example what a marriage and a home looked like. We weren’t perfect, but we had love. And we had each other.
I pray my marriage can be just like theirs.