Over the holidays, my in-laws celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. I feel lucky to have married into a family with parents who have been committed to one another for 60 years. After four children and 60 years they continue to value one another and their love is going strong. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard my husband’s mother look her husband in they eyes and say with sincerity, “Ivar, I love you,” as she grabs his hand. It is very sweet and something I aspire to do when I am her age.
From what I can tell (I officially joined the family a year and a half ago, so I am still a rookie), my in-laws encompass a lot of what I believe makes a good marriage. Partnership, commitment, unconditional love, support, humor, romance, adventure, companionship, are just a few that come to mind. They truly are a fantastic marriage role model, and super cute.
See for yourself, these are a couple pictures from the 60th Anniversary dinner the kids and their partners prepared to celebrate their parents’ special day.
Happy Anniversary Ivar and Kristina! Your love is inspiring.