my parents' marriage has taught me about love (and a few marriage rules they taught me to break...). It's amazing how much we learn about love from our parents, isn't it? After all, they're usually our first encounter with love, and we tend to take our cue from them -- cues about what love is, what it means to truly love someone, what healthy love looks like, how to be a compassionate person.
My mom posted this on Facebook last night, and I think it sums up the day pretty well: "Thinking about what was and what might have been make for some wistful thoughts...we were lucky while it lasted..." Lucky, indeed. Thanks, mom and dad, for all the love lessons -- both big and small. Your love has inspired so many! xoxo
P.S. My parents' engagement story + more wedding photos.