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Archive for May 10th, 2008

Happy 50th Anniversary

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Brian’s parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. It will be a very big deal, with their 8 kids and a zillion spouses and grandkids, plus other relatives and friends all gathered. I’m particularly excited to see Brian’s sisters (and a brother-in-law) who live in far away states.

This clan gets along very well. In fact, at Thanksgiving a few years back I sat with the young adults (our nieces and nephews) and one exclaimed out loud how much they loved their family. This was followed by other young adult family members agreeing wholeheartedly.

Personally, I am the proud spouse of their 3rd child. I adore Brian deep down into my cells. He is one of the finest human beings I have ever met, and he loves me and treats me well every day. I don’t know his parents as well as I might, but I am deeply grateful for their son who is now my husband, and all the bits that they contributed to how he became the person I appreciate today.

I am not used to big crowds; the gatherings this family can put together sometimes overwhelm me. (My family, on both sides, has six people in this state even if you count our partners.) I love people, and I like every single one in this crowd. It embarrasses me sometimes that the more activity in the room, the more I sort of get fired up, over-active and anywhere from a little too loud to distracting. When I can stay at the physical edge of the crowd, where it’s a little less crowded, I do better.

I want everything to go well for Larry and Marilyn in their event tomorrow so I am going to focus on calmness and moderation for the day. I’m taking some knitting to keep my hands busy during the parts of the event where that would be appropriate. They know I knit pretty much all the time I sit still, it is not a problem for them, though I won’t knit at their special church service.

Of course, since we had a concert event in Pontiac (north of Detroit) Friday night and got home past midnight… well, we won’t be getting much sleep. It should be a wonderful day, in any case. The weather service says sun tomorrow, though it will be chilly. We’ll take sun!