The Hsu’s were married 40 years ago today and to celebrate, their children threw them a beautiful and intimate dinner party at Anqi at South Coast Plaza last month. It was a lovely event, including toasts from their best man and maid of honor (and granddaughter!), a cake cutting, a first dance (which they never got at their wedding) and endless laughs and love.
All the toasts were given in Chinese, so I couldn’t understand the words their friends were sharing, but I understood the sentiment clearly. The Hsu’s are a special couple that have created a special family with their children and their body of friends. Fifty of their best showed up to honor them and celebrate with them, because we all know 40 years of marriage is no easy feat! But the Hsu’s make it seem natural and right. It was so fabulous to be a part of their party.
So as we all prepare to raise our own glasses this weekend to celebrate the beginning of another year, let’s pause for a moment to celebrate all the years passed and all we’ve been able to celebrate together. Cheers to Hsu’s, cheers to you!
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