With the busy schedule the end of the school year brings, the unsure future of my book constantly weighing on my mind…a fun weekend lies ahead. This weekend my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! FIFTY YEARS. We rarely see that in this day and age. In the land of Kardashian marriages and divorces to the wedding of the century based on the details in the party vs. the details in the vows and commitment – it is nice to see that it CAN last.
The Braverman’s of the NBC show Parenthood (that no longer airs) reminds me so much of my family. Loud family get togethers, laughter, family dinners and close relationships describes our family along with the fictional family. Everyone in my family watched that show when it was on. We laugh and compare ourselves to them…if one kid has a play – we are all there (most of us), when one thing happens – we are on the phone with each other within seconds. We have drama, arguments, misunderstandings but at the end of the day we are a strong resilient family.
This week we are all traveling back to New York. Where we all began…home. Where my parents were born, where us ‘kids’ were born. This will be the first time back there together with all of our families. Who knows when this will happen again. It will be fun to show our children the big old Victorian house on Elm Street where not only we lived, but our parents and our grandparents lived. See our cousins, extended family and close family friends. Most of them they met before when they were tiny, but this time will be more memorable.
To celebrate “Zeek and Camille” or Jack and Nedra’s 50 years of marriage. We return back to the same restaurant they had their wedding reception. In these past 50 years they lost a child, had 3 more, gained a daughter in law and 2 son in laws. Have 6 grandchildren. Been through surgeries, sleep disorder, moving across country away from all our family and friends, hosted numerous Memorial Day parties, trips to the cabin, game nights, “meat cutting” holidays and everyday life.
A fun and memorable weekend is ahead of us!