Wednesday, July 22, 2009
37 years and counting
Last weekend we celebrated my mom and dad’s 37th anniversary by going out for a great dinner at Mon Ami! Can you believe 37 years! Wow! I’m really thankful that they have stayed together. Maybe that sounds ridiculous, but in today’s culture, it’s unique. Not only are they still married…they are still happily married! It’s such a great foundation for Jona and I in our own families. I just wanted to say thanks Mom and Dad for sticking it out, even when it was rough. Thanks for thinking of us, and maybe sometimes even putting each other, Jona, and I in front of your own needs.
Before Conrad and I got married, I quizzed him for endless hours and hours on his values, perspectives, and past. I even made him take a Meyers-Briggs personality test! (He is an INTJ, for all of you Meyers-Briggs junkies out there) I figured if he took it and didn’t run away, he must be a keeper. On the flip side, he only asked me one question, “How do you feel about divorce?” I answered, “It’s not an option.” So we moved forward.
Besides all of the many things I love about Conrad, certainly one of the top reasons I married him was his commitment to marriage. I knew that marrying a strong Indian Christian was an almost sure way of having a life long intact family. And I have to say, it was the best decision I have ever made!