Thursday, June 13, 2013

Honoring My Parents Who Just Celebrated 58 Years of Marriage

Honoring My Parents Who Just Celebrated 58 Years of Marriage

My parents, Richard & Eileen Copeland, were married June 12, 1955 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Logansport, Indiana.   Yesterday they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. 

While they have endured their trials and tribulations over the years, they have not only survived, they have thrived. They still laugh together and actually like each other. In their years since retiring from teaching, they have embraced life to the fullest. They have traveled the world, continue to volunteer in their community, support their church, enjoy the Indianapolis symphony, love their friends and mourn their losses when they pass, exercise their bodies and minds, read voraciously, and keep positive outlooks on life.

My husband and I have often mused that we want to be like my parents when we grow up.  I admire their vitality, pragmatism, and celebration of life. My brother and I both have friends who would love to be adopted in adulthood by these two dynamic people.  Everyday that I wake up and have both of my parents in this world with me, I feel blessed.

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

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