Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy 35th Anniversary, Mom + Dad!

Today is my parents' 35th wedding anniversary. As with any couple, my parents share a roller coaster of a relationship that started when they were both teachers in Lebanon. Being a self-taught (amazing) musician, my dad would serenade my mom on his guitar ("You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor is "their song"). My mom was hooked and proposed to my dad soon after. The gorgeous goody-two-shoes and the rough-around-the-edges genius nutty professor/rockstar.


I always wondered why their printed wedding invitation had the date crossed out, had it rescheduled by pen, crossed out, then rescheduled again. The fall of 1975 (September, to be exact) was the start of the Lebanese Civil War and Beirut was all but infested with snipers and militiamen. Minor details. Those tumultuous times were no match to the tests they would face throughout their relationship.


They always stood by each others' side even when outsiders judged them. They remained the best parents,  supporters and friends to their two daughters even though they didn't quite agree with every choice they made. When my dad had a debilitating stroke three years ago, my mom never left his side and slept on a pull-out chair in the hospital for seven months while he got better, then worse, then better. My dad never stopped appreciating her generosity, kindness and persistence, in sickness and in health. Who knew that the song that captured my mom's heart would resonate after 35 years of marriage? "When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand, and nothing is going right, close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights. You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am I'll come running to see you again." I love you Mom + Dad! Happy Anniversary!




{***Still in love***}

7 comments:

  1. um OMG I am loving these wedding pics!

    happy anniversary Dr D and Mrs. Dr D! :)

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  2. Such a sweet post!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  3. Hehe thanks, Danielle! I'll tell them :).

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  4. This is so touching!! I love it. Thank you for posting this!!!!!! xx

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  5. Aww this is wonderful! I <3 your mom for proposing to your dad!!!

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  6. ahh so sweet. I totally love seeing old wedding dress styles. So great that their still in love and going strong!

    Wearing It On My Sleeves

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Merci beaucoup!

 
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