On love and marriage.


Over this past weekend, 51 years ago, my parents were married. In-love and not knowing what the future would hold, they promised to take each other to have and to hold from that day forward for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health. They promised to be faithful partners, love and cherish each other and be supportive of each other. They promised to honor and respect each other. They promised to take each other with each other’s strengths and faults. They promised to help each other and to turn to each other for help. They made this vow to each over 50 years ago as a promise to keep for all the days of their lives.

I am delighted to have witness them holding true to these vows; but, it was not always blissful and fun for them. They had more than their share of trials and tribulations, however, as they worked through each of these challenges, my parent’s bond became stronger. They made it work and they continue to choose to love and support each other. I admire their fortitude and their love for each other. They are AMAZING role models and an inspiration.

The greatest lessons I have learned from them to make a marriage work is keeping the lines of communication open and staying passionate and feeling. They cared enough to keep it going. They never gave up on each other, even in the heat of an argument. As long as they kept the discussion going, their bond could only get stronger. It is like building muscles; you have to break them down a bit to build them up stronger. My parents are AWESOME. I am grateful and blessed to have them in my life.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
May God bless you with many more
wonderful memories and
blissful moments as you continue
on your life’s journey together.

I love you!

All rights reserved. ©2016 by A. K. Orobko


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