A Wedding Anniversary and a Wedding!
In just a few days, Alexandra, our oldest child, will be a bride walking down the aisle, thirty-four years to the day that I did. Did I know three and a half decades ago that our daughter would be getting married on the same day as we were? No, of course not.
The Wedding Date
But when it came time to decide on a date for their fall wedding, the 20th of October fell on a Saturday and Alex and Brent thought it would be a lovely idea to get married on our anniversary. I think it is wonderful. It’s more than wonderful it makes me tear up just thinking about it.
I have written recently about how I was going to be the MOB (Mother of the Bride) and how I was off on this new adventure. I am a big fan of adventure and they come in all shapes and sizes. They all don’t have to be travel related they can be anything you may want to create and enjoy.
What makes a marriage successful?
Why does a marriage last thirty-four years? I have written my best tips for a happy marriage and I still believe in those. But if I had to boil it down to just two things, it would be to communicate effectively and to not be selfish. Being altruistic is the best way to show your partner how important they are.
The recommendation of good communication is rather obvious, but not everyone wants to do it. Many are so wrapped up in “winning” that they lose sight of the issue they are trying to solve. You will rarely see a couple who have lasted as long as we have where you see that the give and take is one-sided.
Marriage in the Empty Nest in the beginning can be a huge adjustment and the time when a couple really needs to work at it. I feel so fortunate that I found my perfect match, back in high school Spanish class, forty-one years ago. Sheesh that was a long time ago. But right now on this very day, in this time in our family history, I couldn’t be happier!
Our dear friends and family are gladly traveling to Seattle to celebrate the marriage of our daughter with her perfect match and fiancé, Brent. The rich fall colors, the delicious cakes, hand crafted cocktails, twinkle lights, smiles and tears (of joy) await us all on Saturday.
Thank you for your well wishes I really appreciate them. Everyone loves a good love story, don’t they?
The Wedding Adventure Begins.
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10 thoughts on “Our 34th Wedding Anniversary & Our Daughter’s Wedding! Yep, on the same day!”
Congratulations! What a lovely way to honor you and your husband!
Great tips for a successful marriage. I’m so excited for your weekend festivities! I know it will be such a special time. Big hugs from Dallas, my friend! xoxo
Congrats on your 34th! We just celebrated 35 in Greece — I highly recommend it! I hope you have a fabulous weekend at your daughter’s wedding.
Thank you so much! Happy Anniversary to you! 35 is awesome as well!
Congratulations Suzanne and Craig! What a perfect way to celebrate your 34 years of marriage by watching your daughter marry her soulmate!!! So happy for you all! Love, Kathy
Thank you Kathy! It is special timing!
Lovely! My daughter wanted to get married on our 34th too! But it was only 6 weeks post my son’s wedding so we said…uh, no, too soon! This is so exciting for you, I wish them the best and enjoy the incredible evening!
Thank you so much Tam. It is an exciting time. As you know!
Suzanne ~ Congratulations to the newlyweds, Alex and Brent, as they embark on a long and loving marriage. And congratulations to you and Craig on your long and loving marriage! I’ll be in Seattle over the Christmas and New Year holidays. If you are, too, I would love to get together with you and Craig.
HI Donna – So great to hear from you. I will be in So Cal for Christmas. Sorry to miss you. How are you doing?