First there were two people who loved each other. They loved each other enough despite all gloomy predictions that this marriage would not work! There was only one person (not exaggerated!) out of our whole circle of friends and acquaintances who was positive about this union.
Our love faced a big test at the beginning.
Ranging from " you'll divorce because you'll never be able to understand each other fully, because you're not from the same background (read race) " to "your children will have red hair."
Looking back at it now, the reasons we heard were just too silly. But for a twenty-three year old they weighed heavy. I am sooo glad I took the jump and followed my heart.
These two had three children, and this week we had our 38 year wedding anniversary.So, I'm a little over 38 years old.
One of the children married a while ago and had four children.
Another of these children married and had a little baby boy, soon three years ago.
And another of these children got a puppy three weeks old, and suddenly the skype conversations were going on weekly, to update us with all the concerns that babies (puppies) bring! From "how often does Ruby need a bath? She hates it" to "she's still not able to walk very well on my hardwood floor, and kind of gliding around." The conversations got less when the puppy finally was able to take walks outside and not stop at every store to explore.
But this is not the end of the story.
On Christmas day we heard that the little boy will soon have a playmate to "boss" around. Don't know why they keep these announcements for Christmas day, but I'm happy!