Wednesday, June 15, 2011

20th wedding anniversary

Today is our 20th wedding anniversary.

It was June 15th, 1991. Times were crazy. Croatia was still a part of Yugoslavia, seeking independence. Changes were unfolding all throughout Eastern Europe. Communism was loosing its grip and the USSR was falling apart.

The top song on European charts was: Wind of Change.

There wasn't time for newlywed bliss.

War was brewing in Croatia, and it officially stated on June 25th, 1991. It was really hard to believe all that was happening.  I still remember terrifying  pictures of war being shown on the news. It was happening in our country, overnight, everything changed. My husband was drafted, sent to defend our country. Me working in the Army base, fearful for my friends that every goodbye might be the last one.

We survived the war. Some of our friends didn't.
We moved to US, had kids, continued with our lives.
We were lucky to have each other. This marriage that started at such a frightful time, blossomed into a wonderful life together. Raising three beautiful kids is the best gift we could have ever asked for.

Happy Anniversary my dear.