That’s the number of days in 63 years. Today is the 63rd wedding anniversary of my wonderful grandparents, Joe and Edith Snoddy. In reality their time together has been more than 23,000 by the time you add in leap years and their years of dating but WOW what an achievement. Can you imagine spending over 23,000 days with someone? I’m sure it seems like an eternity since 1946 and in some ways like it was just yesterday.
When I talked to my grandpa yesterday he said when they got married that they were told since they were both hard-headed it wouldn’t last 6 months. Then he said, “it’s been a little longer than 6 months.” I couldn’t help but laugh. When I talked with them again this evening I asked, “so what did you all to today?” With laughter in his voice my grandpa said, “Well Trav when you’ve lived together as long as we have, you’ve done pretty much everything. We just hung out today.”
Well Grandma and Grandpa, here’s to your wonderful 63 years of marriage! Thank you for your amazing love for each other, for our family, and for the Savior. Thanks for showing this generation that two teenagers can get married and stay married for life!