I am in awe of couples that are together for long periods of time. For people that have literally grown up together, raised a family, been through the very best and worst of times together, and are still in love. In many ways I cannot comprehend that bond. Bonds that exceed the amount of years I am alive. So what do you get a couple that has everything? Well for me, I am giving what is most precious to me: my words. Today I am celebrating the forty-year anniversary of my dear aunt and uncle and dedicating this blog to them.
My dear aunt and uncle are like a second set of parents to me. They are there to celebrate big moments, and they’re to comfort in the sad ones. There are kind of the couple I hope to be apart of one day. Then can fight as loud can be but then share a laugh immediately after. It seems that they intrinsically understand the things that sometimes takes people a lifetime to learn. They know the value of family and the gift of love.
Many people nowadays focus on the wedding not the marriage. Making it to an anniversary of this magnitude is such remarkable accomplishment and not just because of the number, but because they are happy. When I see them together it makes me believe in what is possible for my future. I hope someday to be this lucky in love, successful in a partnership, and grow old with my best friend.
When it comes to the significance of an important anniversary I knew only three things: the first is paper, the twenty-fifth is silver, and the fiftieth is gold. I had no idea what marked the fortieth wedding anniversary so I had to look into it. It turns out that the answer is: Ruby. Along with the sapphire, emerald, and of course diamond, the ruby is considered one of the four precious stones. How appropriate.
For all things marriage and anniversary: