Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Memorial Anniversary Father’s Marathon-Starting Day

Husband’s parents came to visit this past weekend, and we had plenty to celebrate. We had a belated celebration for their anniversary, as well as an early celebration for Father’s Day. We celebrated Memorial Day. Husband and I also celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary! [Has it really been a year? I so clearly remember our honeymoon cruise when we could say how long we had been married in days, instead of months or years.] I also celebrated my first day of marathon training with my mother-in-law. We went for a run around our neighborhood and admired all the homes. By some miracle, we were able to avoid the heat, which made for a very pleasant run. We celebrated the opening of the new Indiana Jones movie with a matinee showing and some stale Twizzlers. I recommend it. (The movie, that is, not the stale Twizzlers.) We did not, however, celebrate that our air conditioner started leaking profusely, but we did celebrate that it is covered by our home warranty. Overall, it was fun to celebrate, and my stomach appreciated all the good food that was involved, thanks mostly to Husband’s new-found skill of grilling. But, more importantly, these reasons to celebrate made me realize how lucky we are. Lucky to have wonderful parents that serve as examples of happy marriages. Lucky to be following their path, after enjoying our first year of marriage. And lucky to live in a country where people are willing to serve in the military and make the sacrifices to protect our freedoms. I’m guessing that most people didn’t celebrate “Memorial Anniversary Father’s Marathon-Starting” this weekend, but I hope everyone still had some reason to celebrate.

5 comments:

Playful Professional said...

Wow. We celebrated birthdays, memorial day, and family reunion but you take the cake. Congrats on the year mark.

Jen said...

My husband and I will have been married for 6 months on June 1, and it really does seem like it's flying by!

I just started training for my marathon three weeks ago--I'm doing the Marine Corps Marathon in DC on Oct. 26. When is yours?

wendy said...

Happy Anniversary!

sounds like a fun weekend!

Reynie said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our first as well. Flys by!

A, B & C said...

I celebrated my Memorial Day at the beach this year, which was gorgeous and sunny. It seemed a little strange, since we'd spent the last four years celebrating at a special ceremony at one of the American military cemetaries in France. There was usually tons of rain and cold, so to be in a place where the sun actually shines by the end of May is bizarre!

Congratulations on starting your Marathon journey... my husband loved his experience and still talks about it often... and talks about doing it again, crazy person!

It's wonderful to see examples of such loving marriages... both my husband and I come from happily married couples and it really makes it seem possible! We're going on 6 years and believe me... times flies when you're having fun!