Sunday, January 14, 2024

January Anniversary by Merrillee Whren

This time of year people are thinking of the new year. Some make resolutions. Some find a word for the year. I don't do neither, but I often set some goals for the new year and take a look back at the goals I made the year before to see what I've accomplished. Last year I made some hefty goals, not all of them reached. No problem. I just push them into the new year. Even though I didn't accomplish all of them. I did accomplish a good number, and that makes the goal setting worthwhile. 

This year as I look at January, I was thinking about my parents who had a January wedding anniversary. They were married in 1945 near the end of World War II, but at the time they didn't know how soon the war would be ending. Victory in Europe would come a few months later and then victory in Japan would follow a few months after that. They were married in Amarillo, Texas. 

Here is a photo of them on their wedding day. My dad was a sergeant in the army, but thankfully, he never had to see combat. He trained pilots. He had wanted to be a pilot, but his color blindness prevented him from flying himself. I wish I had taken time to find more about their love story, but often the young don't think about those things. It's only when you get older that those kinds of questions arise, and unfortunately, my parents passed before I ever thought to ask that question.

Here is a photo of their cake topper. It is 79 years old. 

  Do you know your parents' love story?
Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

1 comment:

  1. Love your photo of your parents. I'm glad he never had to see combat.