Monday, August 31, 2009

My Father's Sweetheart

My parents have been married for almost 50 years, and I have never once heard my father say anything about my mother that even could be construed as negative - not in public, not in the privacy of our own house in front of the kids growing up, not in private conversations with me, not from others from private conversations with him, not ever, not once. I have no doubt he understands her weaknesses better than anyone else in this world, but there is nobody else who knows of them by talking with him.

Thanks, Dad.


Jen said...

Wow, that is not something most people can say and it is very impressive. I think there has to be very special blessings reserved for people like your dad because it takes a very special kind of person to refrain from speaking ill of people who are closest to us. His example explains many of your characteristics. What a great legacy he will leave behind.

Christy said...

What an amazing example he must be. It explains, in part, your wonderful marriage.

Richard Alger said...

That is sweet. It reminds me of how President Hinckley spoke of his wife.

Chococatania said...

Beautiful post, and a great reminder. I hope to treat my husband the way your father treated your wife.

Thank him for me, too. :)