Today's number is...32

@AmbiePam (49500)
United States
August 29, 2007 7:02pm CST
Today was my parent's 32nd wedding anniversary. My sister happened tp be here today too, and she seemed to call her hubby 8 times today (they live 3 hours away). So I guess they represent the spectrum: my parent's 32 years, my sister can hardly be away from her husband of a year... But I was so glad to be with my parents. They have been through so much. When they got married my mom was 16, and my dad was 20. My mom gave birth to my older sister at 19. Through 32 years they have made everything work. I only hope I can find that mixture of love, understanding, consideration, dedication, and forgiveness. So what is your number? How long have you been married? If you aren't married, how long have your parents been married? Or your grandparents? *I understand if those who are divorced would rather skip this discussion as it is to celebrate more than anything.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
31 Aug 07
"GRATS on 32 years of marriage Ambie's parents!!" [/yelling and cheering] My parents have been together for 27 years, so they are pretty close to that number. As for me, no spouse yet but I'm still happy. Grats again Ambie. Enjoy your time with your parents and hopefully your parents will make it to 50 years. Maybe even 100 if they truly want it :)
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
31 Aug 07
You're just a big 'ol sweetheart, aren't you? : )
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Well thanks Ambie. I have to be positive whenever I can. I can be serious and there's plenty of serious to go around, but I need to be positive any chance I get. Congratulations are a good outlet for it. It also keeps me smiling and it encourages me that some people in the world have things to celebrate :)
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Oh, I'm sorry. I wish I could make YOU feel better.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Aug 07
My parents were married for 47 years when my mother passed away. I wrote this poem for them. This is a House where love lives Within these walls is the shelter, That harbors souls from threatening shadows. Where lives intermeshed by love Connect to share everyday moments. Where life is at it’s best Surrounded by only those things That can make life worth living. Where hearts can be open, Where love is unconditional, And arms are waiting to enfold a tired spirit with a welcoming embrace! Because this is a house where love lives! Jill Holmes
@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Did your mom get a chance to read this? I bet it would move/moved her to tears. Happy tears of course.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Aug 07
One more thing! Happy Anniversary to your parents!
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
That makes me all weepy to think of your parents together again. Thanks for the good wishes towards my parents. : )
• United States
31 Aug 07
My number is 5. It has been some ride!
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
31 Aug 07
For you or for him? LOL
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• United States
31 Aug 07
Both of us!!!
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi, i am really glad for your parents, 32 years is really great number.My parent's are together for 26 years, but relationship between them is not the best.But I knwo they will stay together forever, becuase of their old-fashion lifestyle.We have no divorce in our family, at least I have nothing to worry about.Congratulation to your parents.
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Thank you, Laurika. I really hope that your parent's relationship becomes more caring and loving. Because that makes everything better, don't you think? : )
@laurika (4536)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Yeah I am sure it does and I hope for that too.
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• India
30 Aug 07
this is sweet. my best wishes ever for the family. i havent been married and am 32 years old. lol. GOd BlesS, apple.
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• India
3 Sep 07
that will be some day. thankyouuuuuuu. smiles, apple.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Happy anniversary to your parents! :) I have been married for 12 years. I got married when I was 19 and hubby was 28.
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Don't tell, but I like older men too! : )
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Don't worry...your secret is safe with me. ;)
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@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
6 Sep 07
It's really an achievement in the US for couples to be together for quite some time. Here in the Philippines though is different. We don't have a divorce here so most couples stay together for the rest of their lives. Congratulations on your parents long lasting relationship. I think this is what the Bible says. I think my parents have been married for almost more than 40 plus years now.
@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
6 Sep 07
How wonderful for your parents! In the U.S decades ago, the culture became all about the individual. What was right for 'me.' What was right for the person next door. It was encouraged to do whatever a person could to make themselves happy. Thus the divorce rate increased. If someone was unhappy, no problem, they'd get a divorce. The lack of determination and dedication to make a marriage work is astounding to me. Sure there are marriages that really do need to be terminated, due to abuse or adultery. But this mindset has reached even to the days we currently live in. When 'we' only think of ourselves, we leave the responsibility to someone else, and the structure collaspes. I am very happy to hear that in the Philippines, life is not that way.
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I had only been married to my husband for 2 years before we separated/divorced. I'm glad I didn't stay any longer. But my parents have been married for about 27 years. they are such a loving couple. I wish my marriage would have turned out like theres, but maybe someday I can find that special one and live happily ever after together with.
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Oh I hope you do. You only deserve the best.
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
Hello Ambie!(",) Congratulations to them!(",) Wow, living together for 32 years is not easy. As you know, I have not been married but I would like to share that my parents are happily married for 25 years already. Great day!(",)
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
31 Aug 07
That's wonderful!
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Congratulations on your parents anniversary! I have been happily married for 21 years. We have two children: a daughter 19 and a son 15.
@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Congratulations to you as well!
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
30 Aug 07
My parent shave both been through a series of divorce and I guess in my family there isn't any sound or steady marriage.
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Maybe you'll break that cycle.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I have been married for 24 1/2 years so I guess I am catching up with them.. It does take a lot of work though and dedication, we have our ups and downs, but together through it all like they say, through thick or thin..
@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I kind of think of solid marriages as changing the world. I know that sounds weird. I just think if families can stay together, they can offer stability to their children, help each other handle the kids in their teenage years, and set a good example for what their children's marriages should be like. That in turn would raise the likelihood of our future generations becoming good, solid, well adjusted people. So I guess I should say, Good job! LOL
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
30 Aug 07
July 31st was our 35th anniversary. I remembered, but said nothing. My husband didn't mention it, so he must have forgot. He forgets my birthday every year too. I don't bother reminding him anymore. I usually find a way to celebrate all by myself.
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@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
OK Karen, I'll need his name and phone number. Then I'll track him by satellite, and when he is all alone, I'll send in a goon to scare him into remembering. Because you, my dear, deserve better than that. : )
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
30 Aug 07
My mom and dad would have been married 31 years just this last July.. However last year my dad passed away so my mom of course had her tears.. As well all did.. anything beyond 20 years of marriage is a very long time to be with someone.. It has always made me wonder how some people ever do it.. It must be love.. :) I myself will be married 9 years in November...
@AmbiePam (49500)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Your mom must have gone through so much pain. I'm sure you are a comfort, and so is you marriage because you have shown the same dedication as she.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
12 Sep 07
Hi, Pam! My parents are married for around 22 years, my age. Maybe a little longer than that, I'm not really sure. But they're pretty much ok, and I love to have them as my parents. I think you're not married as you didn't mention anything on your discussion, but I hope you do as well as your parents if you decide to get married someday. Cheers!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Congrats on your parents 32nd anniversary. My parents were married 45 years this past November. They would have been married 46 years this coming November, but as you know my dad passed away on the 17th of August. I was born 9 months to the day of their wedding. I turned 46 on August 24th. I was my mother's birthday present her birthday is August 27th. And my youngest sister, 13 years younger than me, was born on their anniversary. I was married for 8 years and have been divorce now for 16 years.
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@777330975 (332)
• Sri Lanka
31 Aug 07
My parents too celebrated their 32 nd Anniversary. They have had their ups and downs. But the main thing is that they stayed together in all matters. My parent have three kids. All of us are married now. I have been married for the last 7 years. I can understand your sisters sentiments. I too do that when me and my hubby are not together. Congradulate your parents, and wishes for many more years together.
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