Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Today my parents celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary! Marital longevity is rare these days, so I feel blessed to have such a great example.

My mother's parents were divorced, long before it was a common occurrence. She grew up in a broken home and determined that her children would never go through the hurt and confusion she did. I learned from her to let go of the little things about my husband that drive me crazy. It's more important to be happy than to be right all the time (which we all know I am, wink, wink).

My dad always made sure we knew how much he loved Mom, so I grew up feeling secure in my family. I know they had their disagreements but they didn't fight in front of us. There was never a time that I doubted their love for each other. I still don't.

Most importantly, both parents taught me to walk with the Lord. Dad still gets up early every morning to read his Bible and pray. Maybe he didn't think I'd notice as I was growing up, but I did. Mom serves others with a glad heart and prays about everything. Before we left the house each morning for school, she prayed with us and asked God to watch over us. What greater blessing can a parent be to a child?

So thanks, Mom and Dad, for being such godly examples to me. Happy Anniversary! I love you both!

P.S. Did you know that the anniversary gift for 44 years is groceries? No kidding.


  1. Aw, congrats to your parents! :D I had no idea about the gift for 44 years LOL!

  2. Marriages like your parents bless me! Happy Day to them!!