The Surprising Joy of Knowing Your Divorced Parents Love Each Other

My mom and dad haven't been married since I was 2-years-old. Throughout my childhood they had very little contact. Once custody was settled they passed me back and forth with a minimum of drama or friction. I was fortunate that they had a very civilized divorce, but I have absolutely no recollection of them as a couple and they are polar opposites, which always made me feel like I came from Jupiter and Mars. My dad is two inches shorter than my mom (even though his driver's license says he's 5'9"). My mother is warm and wears her heart on her sleeve. My dad is practical and sentimentality gives him the Big Ick....more
The picture of the joy on their faces at your wedding made me tear up. We should all be so lucky ...more