65 Years — My Parents’ Accomplishment

Today is my parents 65th wedding anniversary. That’s an amazing accomplishment and yet, knowing my folks, it’s not unexpected. Their marriage was built to last. They are still in love and genuinely fond of each other.

My mom had an accident last spring and deteriorated greatly. There’s no way I could have predicted her recovery and how good it is to speak to her on the phone most days.

My father has begun walking to build his stamina and if he can be believed (sometimes parents like children only give you part of the story) it’s working.

The most significant change in their lives this year is the addition of Lana, who cooks and cares and makes sure they’re doing well. I can’t overstate her positive influence on their lives–though my mom originally pushed back at the idea.

On a trip to Florida 7 or 8 years ago I interviewed my parents and created this video showing how they met. It’s the most romantic thing you’ll see today… or this month… or maybe this year!