Sunday, August 14, 2011

For the Good Times

My parents have been married 40 years today. I am more emotional than I thought I would be. They married later in life. Why? Because they were independent souls that had their own life to lead before they settled down.

Both my parents trained in the medical field, my mom being an surgical nurse, and adventures that only the luckiest ones would get to experience. My father grew up in a large college town in Wisconsin, served his country in the Army as a Medical Assistant across the globe. However, upon returning, he worked 30 years in the Electronics/Components division at Motorola, where they also sent him out of the country.

They are MY parents, and I was, and still at times, the most difficult to deal with. They never gave up on me. But this post is about them.

I never understood why they had a "break up" song as their wedding song until today.

For the Good Times - Written by Kris Krisofferson - Sung by Ray Price

Don't look so sad, I know it's over,
But life goes on and this ol' world will keep on turning.
Let's just be glad we had some time to spend together,
There's no need to watch the bridges that we're burning.

Lay your head upon my pillow,
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine,
Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowing soft across the window,
And make believe you love me one more time,
For the good times . . .

I'll get along, you'll find another,
And I'll be here if you should find you ever need me,
Don't say a word about tomorrow, or forever,
They'll be time enough for sadness when you leave me . . .

Lay your head upon my pillow,
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine,
Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowing soft across the window,
And make believe you love me one more time,
For the good times . . .

For the good times . . .


They stayed together, and didn't have to. Both parties could have survived alone. They had already proven they could be "independent", no reason to make a statement that "I don't need you:. that was a given.

Happy 40th Anniversary. I know I am lucky to have you both.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to your parents! And congrats to you for having parents who have stayed together. You are a very lucky gal.
    My kids are the only kids on the block who come from the same two parents in the house. And my husband and I are the only couple who are on their first marriage. It's a shame that it's such a rare thing these days.
    Yes, you probably are on to something with the fact that they had their independence first. We did too, and I married someone who "let's me be me." And I him. That may be something your parents share as well.
    I hope you find that as well. It's wonderful when you find a mate to enjoy the rest of your life with. :)

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