By Savannah C L
My parents were married at the Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia on April 16, 1988.
Though I'm sure that the entire night was memorable for them, 6:30pm was when the actual ceremony began. This year, my parents will have been married for thirty years, having been together for a total of thirty-three years, and I wanted to make it a really special anniversary for them. Almost thirty years ago, another chapter of their lives began.
Together, they made it through years of unsuccessful attempts to have children. They made it through actually having a child and raising that child. They made it through all thirty-two years that it took my father to earn his bachelor's degree and they're currently braving it out his master's degree. They've been through countless new jobs, new promotions, new cars. They've struggled to make ends meet so that they could send their child to a better school. They've buried their parents. They have been through a lifetime of memories and they're still together.
In the next thirty years, they'll see their only child graduate high school and go off to college. They'll see her earn degrees and make a life for herself. They'll see her wedding and welcome her children.
And I have no doubt that they will still be together and very much in love. Thirty years is just the beginning, but it's a beginning that I wanted to celebrate.