Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship

by Jennifer Miller on February 17, 2012

in Personal Effectiveness

Today is my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We won’t be there to celebrate with them because they are many miles away at their winter home, so the big family celebration will wait until they’re back home this summer.

But they won’t be lonely. They are having dinner tonight with good friends, whom they’ve known for a long time. So long, in fact, that the couple they’re dining with tonight was at the church to witness my Mom and Dad’s nuptials on February 17th, 1962. Pretty amazing, right?

My parents and “The P’s” have been friends for over fifty years. In this day of transience and disposable everything, I’m so blessed to have the twin examples of a long, happy marriage and an equally extensive amity between four people. Two very different, but equally important types of friendship. Both are worthy of celebration.

Whose friendship will you celebrate this week?

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Erin Schreyer February 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

There’s nothing I love more than when I see two old people walking and holding hands. It warms my heart and makes me smile every time. I love knowing that love can still last these days, in a time when divorce and just giving up are so prevalent!! A hearty congratulations to your parents for setting an example worth following!!

Jennifer Miller February 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm


We’ve both got a long way to go ’til we hit 50 years of friendship, but I’m up for it, how ’bout you?

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