I know my parent's anniversary is on February 20th. I do not need to write it on my calendar or have my phone remind me. However, I do need to have a clue that the 20th is approaching. Considering my wall calendar is still on January, that will tell you how in touch I am with reality right now. I will blame it on Nick being gone this past weekend and me being outnumbered by my crazy children.
So, my deepest apologies to my parents, who did celebrate their annivesary the other day. I did not realize my mistake until the next day when my mom called, "just to chat" and happened to mention it to me. I could not have felt worse.
A card would be too late, flowers would be too cliche, so here are my thoughts to make up for my mistake and to remind my parents how much I love them...
My favorite thing about your marriage is how much you are each other's best friend. Not in the cheesy, movie line kind of way, but you are always in conversation and on the same side. If one of you is in pain, the other feels it. You celebrate together and work hard together. My idea of marriage was based on how well you communicate with each other.
You have both sacrificed so much for us. Yet, no matter your circumstances, you continue to love each other more every day. One of the best things a parent can do for their children is to truly love their spouse. We are so fortunate to have grown up feeling safe and secure.
So, again, I am sorry that I forgot. But, no matter the day, know that your marriage is a wonderful example of how God intended it to be. And this daughter feels blessed.