I have been staring up at the sky waiting for the sun to come out ever since Puxutony Phil informed us that we could kiss winter goodbye. Although we can relish in the fact that warm weather is just around the bend, it is undeniable that we may be stuck in the mud for quite a while. So I thought I would post these photos from last year of some perty palm trees swaying in the wind. Usually by now, I have reached my breaking point, made a reservation to go somewhere…anywhere to get away. Then I go and abandon my dog at my parent’s house, which for Miles is like being left stranded at the Four Seasons. My parents seem to get our baggage more often than they should. They will have been married for 50 years on April 8. That is fifty with a 5 and an 0. It is an amazing milestone. There are some countries that haven’t lasted 50 years and lived to tell about it. In those years, they have persevered through the upbringing of their 5 kids, 13 grandchildren and numerous grand-dogs. They have taken on every parental task asking for nothing in return. They have ventured to some of the dreariest rowing venues, skipping many an opportunity to enjoy palm trees all to make us better. They have opened their hearts to my brothers and I, our children and everyone around them and have taught us how to love unconditionally. Our kids have become a fixture in their home as they always have the welcome mat out and a case of YOO HOO’s ready for an army. Mema and Papa have carried our baggage on their shoulders with a smile showing that they believe in us no matter what. So as I thought about dropping off the dog once again to go on one of my selfish adventures, I reconsidered; wouldn’t it be nice for them to pack their own bags and hear the gentle swish of a beautiful palm? We’ll mom and dad, if you are reading this, it means that you figured out how to get to this blog and I know that’s an accomplishment. Finding the address bar can be tricky some times! If you have gotten this far, you know I like surprises and I also like to give them. So pack your bags, and get ready for a little adventure of your own. You deserve it. In just days, sunny Florida awaits your arrival. You can share some Baily’s on St. Patty’s day with Patsy and Donny and bask in the rays of the warm sunshine. For 50 years of putting up with each others antics, you deserve the world, so I got you a direct flight! Surprise and have a great adventure!!!!! Happy Anniversary!
This song is dedicated to Mom and Dad for 50 years of keeping it real...