Sunday, August 17, 2008

They've lasted longer than the Zbornaks!

My folks celebrated Madonna's 50th birthday 40 years of marriage yesterday with a big old shindig at their house with a boatload of people and more food than any army could ever eat. I am having a hard time getting my head around 40 years. That's a damn long time to be hanging around any one person, let alone be married to them. But honestly, how cool is it to be with someone that long? Cooler than I can put into words.

Here they are 42 years ago.

And here they are yesterday, re-enacting scenes from their wedding reception.

I have the coolest parents in the world, there's no doubt about it. I was not always the easiest kid to raise - I was especially moody and annoying as a teenager -but they trusted in me to come around which nearly every kid does. My folks always seem to be there when we need them which is pretty damn amazing. And I can't even count the number of home improvements that my father has helped me with. As a friend of mine put it, it's no wonder I went int health care for it's in my best interest to keep him alive as long as possible!!

They made it longer than Stan and Dorothy Zbornak (38 years of marriage! and memories!) and I hope I can make it as long as they have. That is, if I live that long.

The other awesome part is that both my brother and his wife AND my sister and her boyfriend were back for the party as well. Since we're scattered all over the place and rarely see each other, it's always nice to see them. It was a great time and I just wish I could have spent more time with them as well. But there will always be next time.

(from left to right, my sister Wendy, her boyfriend Andrew, Heidi, me, my brother's wife Olenka and my brother Ryan.)

Here's to you Mom and Dad. Without you, I wouldn't be here. And as you all know, my mere presence is reason enough to celebrate. ;)


Anonymous said...

Awwww! Congrats to your parents; they're pretty great people in my opinion. :)

That first picture is adorable! My parents have only known each other for 38 years, so being married for 40 is a real feat in my world.

xolondon said...

That's so nice! Handsome family!