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Thursday, April 9, 2009

35 Years

My Mom and Dad were high school sweethearts. 35 years later they are still going strong. That is practically unheard of these days! They celebrated their anniversary on April 6th.

My parents have never pretended that life was easy or perfect. They have certainly had their trials, just like any couple. The thing that sticks out the most to me is that they did everything they possibly could to stick it out, get through it, press on. They always put their family first. Never missing a performance, track meet, soccer or basketball game.. One of them was always there.

They even traveled to New York my Junior year of high school when my choir went there for a competition. The other kids in the choir called them " mom and dad". People who didn't know them probably thought they had 50 kids roming around. In a sense, they did.

When times were tough they made sure my brothers and I had everything we needed. They would go without so their kids wouldn't have to. They are the same way even now, eventhough we are all grown. They make sacrifices only parents would make. They work hard every day and put their family first no matter what.

They have been a great example of a strong marriage and amazing parents. I love them more than words can say.

My mom and I used to have a lot of ummm disagreements when i was younger. I had a bit of a temper and that didn't go over well during conversations. Over the years we have grown closer and I truely see her one of my best friends. She is always there to tell me she loves me and to help me stay strong.

I am totally my dad's little girl. he used to give me horsie back ride to bed when I was little. he has a nickname just for me that still makes me blush. He's not one to show too much emotion but I know he has a soft spot in his heart just for me. He's the one that still wants to protect me even after all these years.

I am so blessed by the parents God has given me. I thank God for them daily. I love you mom and dad.. Happy 35th wedding anniversary!


Jessica Rae said...

I heart your parents.

Congrats, "Mom & Dad"!

Penny said...

Thank you for the lovely tribute hon. I was very touched. It's nice to know that our efforts have been noticed and appreciated. Given the chance, I'd do it all over again! I LOVE being a mom! It's the absolute BEST gift God could have ever given me. And best of all, He gave me you and your brothers-it just doesn't get ANY better than that!
I am blessed beyond measure.

Lori said...

That's so awesome! What a great tribute to them.