You may have noticed that my blogging has slowed down recently. Well, I have good reason! I was in England celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary!!! We had a wonderful time - my family, my sister's family, and my parents all took the Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton, England and then spent some time in London and Surrey. We've been celebrating all month, but the actual date just happened - July 11.
50 years! I often get asked advice on how to stay married (I've been married 14 years, myself). Well, my advice is simple: "Stay married". Now, I'm not saying you should stick around if you are fundamentally mismatched or there is any abuse going on. But, what I am saying is that there are definitely going to be times when you want to throw in the towel. I recommend you don't. Sit back, calm down, and let things play out. I'll bet you'll hate your spouse less in a little bit. I'm kidding. Sort of. (!) But, time does lend a much necessary perspective. And, I've always said that marriage provides the time and space to figure things out where, if you weren't married, you might normally bolt.
So, that said, my parents have had their ups and downs. As much as they tried to shield me from them, I know they were there. But, they STAYED MARRIED and are really happy they did. I took this photo a few years ago and I think it's perfect. Mom deserves a rest. (Just kidding, Dad!) Congratulations, you two. And, thank you for being great role models for us.
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