Tuesday, June 19, 2012

304. Lessons on Life, Love, and Growing Up

Once upon a time, a man and a woman met at a bar. They dated long distance for two years and closed the distance with "I Do's." Tonight, they celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Congratulations, Mom and Dad!

If I thought getting zero hours of sleep sounded like a blasty blast, I'd stay up to write 29 things I learned about love and marriage from my parents over my 26 (almost 27) years of life. But being that a) no sleep doesn't, in fact, sound like a blasty blast at all; b) 29 seems like a weird number for a list; and c) I still have a lot to learn on the matter, I decide against it. Instead, I bring you four.

4 Lessons my Parents Taught me About Life, Love and Growing Up.

1. Marriage isn't always a walk in the park, but it can be a day at the beach. Those days make it oh, so worth it.

2. Always, always capture the moment. Life moves quickly, but it only takes a second to snap a photo that can make time stand still.

2. Some things are worth fighting over, but more important things are worth fighting for. Pick your battles and fight for love, family and respect.

4. One day you'll look at your kids, well after their back-talking phases and their most awkward of awkward years, and then you'll look at each other and think, "Damn. We did well," which may or may not be followed by a high-five.


  1. Aww. I sure love the stories about couples who met in a bar, and then did long distance and lived happily ever after. And no, I am not biased at all, me having met my long distance cowboy boyfriend in a bar has nothing to do why I root so hard for those couples ;)

  2. Aww, for a moment there, I thought I was reading your story all over again! That's awesome that your parents have a beautiful love story too!