Loving for a Lifetime~~~~~~~ Susie Austin

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. Amy Bloom

Although relationships and marriage are not my area of expertise I would like to spend a little time discussing them as this seems to be where I am led today. Don’t get me wrong I have had plenty of experience in this area and maybe I will write a book on the subject someday, but for now I prefer positive motivation not the, what not to do side of things. J  

 All kidding aside I would like to talk about my parents as it is their 61st Wedding Anniversary today. They were married under difficult circumstances when they were finally allowed to be married. They were very young, parents did not approve, child on the way which in those days was a bit different than today. When talking to my father this morning he stated “they told us it would not last two weeks and here we are at 61 years!” The key was their determination and love.


I enjoy the miracle they have become! They are still very much in love today; they have raised all eight of us children to become pretty good adults. My father sometimes worked two jobs as mom stayed home with all of us children. Having four of my own I can’t imagine what that had to have been like from a parental side. I kind of shake my head and say “wow”.  Have you heard the saying the patience of a saint?

I was in Jr. High before she decided to to work. God was always part of their lives and my mother still continues to attend church on a daily basis.


Times are quite different today; society and history have drastically changed. They are retired and live in a modest home with their dog and all the birds they feed, but one thing didn’t change and that was their love. 61years later they love each other just as much or more than the day they were married. Was it easy? I am sure if you ask them the answer was no way, but the end result was worth the effort.


I enjoy watching them look at each other, holding hands, and all the things people in love do. I would also like to thank them for showing me by example love, kindness, forgiveness, compassion and much more.


Congratulations on your wedding anniversary mom and dad!

Sherrin and Lee Mack January 15, 2008.

Susie Austin



~ by coachsusie on January 15, 2008.

3 Responses to “Loving for a Lifetime~~~~~~~ Susie Austin”

  1. Congradulations to your mom & dad on their 61st wedding anniversary. That truly is an accomplishment in todays world. My hat is off to them. They are also heros for todays generation.

  2. In today’s world of “what have you done for me lately” and “you’re only as good as your last at bat” your parents are examples of a time when kind words, understanding, holding hands, hugging, commitment, working and supporting each other, and compassion were the norm. Unfortunately, for many of us searching for times past, individualism, material possessions, and what’s in ths for me are all too common Often times destroying the framework of our relationships and happiness. Your parents are an example of a relationship all of us should aspire and enjoy in our lifetime. Congratulations and wishing them another 61 years!!!!

  3. Love my mom n’ dad!

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