50 Years! A Real Milestone!

United States
April 3, 2008 10:56pm CST
This Sunday marks my parents 50th wedding anniversary. They are having a dinner Saturday night, which coincidentally, is my brother's wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, I'm 1500 miles away so I can't be there. It's so hard not to be there for this. I did write something for them that I emailed my sister to read to them Saturday night. My Dad emailed me earlier and I know he and Mom are just heartbroken, as I am, that I can't be there. You see, I was born 8 1/2 months after their wedding day so I was a wedding night baby and I've been there through most of this past 50 years with them. It's a really hard thing not to be there to celebrate this with them. Anyway, I just thought I'd share this with you guys...
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Apr 08
That's awesome of your parents!! But why can't you be there? You really should because that is an unbelieveable milestone, especially this day in age. Heck 10 years is a milestone anymore. What about doing a surprise gift by showing up out of the blue? That would be such a gift that they'll remember for the rest of their lives! Please give it some thought, ok?
• United States
4 Apr 08
It's not a matter of deciding to go. It costs money and right now I have to trust God just to pay the rent and buy food and pay the three or four bills I have each month. Believe me, as soon as I'm back on my feet financially, I'll see them.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I completely understand for hubby and I are rocking in the same ole rotten boat. Finances aren't great with us either. Hope it gets better for you soon!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
4 Apr 08
Ah whimsy, I know how you feel. Several years ago I moved across country from where my family lives. Births, deaths, weddings and anniversaries came and went and I missed them all. Especially hard was my parent's 60th wedding anniversary. It was huge party that included family and the surviving members of their wedding party and guests who had attended their wedding. Every year my family has a reunion too, and I had missed so many that when I finally got to one, no one recognized me! It would be so cool if you and they had a webcam so you could go online and they could see you while the dinner was going on. Try not to be sad. They know how much it means to you and they will be missing you as much as you are missing them. Hugs and congrats to your parents. A real milestone indeed!
• United States
4 Apr 08
Thank you for the words of empathy. You do know how I feel.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
4 Apr 08
You're welcome, and yes I do. Hugs.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
4 Apr 08
Congratulations to you and to your parents. Not many marriages could reach this far and your parents could love each other so much that they have lasted 50 years together.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
4 Apr 08
We just celebrated our parents' 50th wedding anniversary last February. It was quite a party. I'm sorry you can't be there for your folk's celebration. Maybe you could open up a chatroom with your family during the party. It's fun. Hang in there, my friend, they know you love them.