My husband and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary last December. Other than my youngest son and his wife not being able to make it in from California because of Covid, it was a perfect celebration. (They joined us via Facetime. Yay technology!) My husband and I only wanted to celebrate with our kids and their families. My son and his girlfriend hosted in their new house. It was perfect.
The gift that the kids gave us was the best gift ever. They contacted friends and family and asked them to write letters about what we meant in their lives. There are pages and pages of memories and things that happened that we didn't realize meant so much to people. They were the kinds of things that people never hear...the kinds of things that people say after you die, or not at all. It was so special. I told my kids that if they were trillionaires, they couldn't have given us a better gift.
I think it's so sad that we never say these things to one another. I challenge all of you...and myself...to let the people in your life know what they mean to you. Tomorrow is never promised and everyone deserves this special gift. Do it now. You won't regret it.