Happy anniversary! I hope it isn’t too embarrassing that now the whole blogosphere knows about your anniversary, but after 34 years you deserve it.
Obviously, thanks for getting married. I know that as your child the perfection that is your marriage is only my naive, we’re talking about my parents here, view. But you’ve taught THE DIVA and I so much about healthy relationships by your example and we’re both grateful for that.
Here are some of the things I’ve learned.
1. Laughter is key. Laughing together not only is fun, it alleviates stress and brings joy to everyone.
2. It is okay to wear matching shirts. No seriously, you both are extremely supportive of one another. Whether it be a new hobby or an old one, being the #1 support during yucky experiences, or doing simple things to make the other one smile, you both are tops at this.
3. Never go to bed angry. (Is it really possible though?) I know it was your aim and I think it is a good one. (I always wondered, when you were really angry about something did you just stayed up all night in order not to break it)? I realize that going to bed angry means you can still go to bed mad or upset. I know it must have been hard sometimes to let things go, but, if I could be rabbinic for a moment, it really helps at times like this (Elul, getting ready for all of that repenting/returning) to move beyond the anger.
Of course you’ve taught me lots of other things, like how adorable it is to have matching iPads, how to raise two fantastic daughters, and how to transition into new phases of life together. I’m forever grateful to be your daughter. Everyone who knows you is incredibly blessed that on that lovely day 34 years ago you decided to get married (yes I know the decision was made before that, it was just the actual day of the wedding). Keep up the good work!
Love you lots and lots,