Monthly Archives: June 2012

40 years together

My parents celebrated their 40th anniversary this year.

It was a day of love and reminiscing with friends & family.

Mom fit back into her wedding dress & Dad looked as handsome as ever.

I am very grateful to be part of a love that is as true and lasting as theirs.


A bit of history..

My parents both came from large families.

7 siblings on my Mom’s side & 9 on my Dad’s. (that made alot of cousins for me)

I love looking back through the old photos.

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My Dad was always the one with the big grin. :)

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My parents met through church.

They got married the day after my mom graduated from high school.. madly in love.

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Soon came Alisia, Charla & I .. and what a happy childhood.

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My early memories include stepping on Dad’s feet and walking through the house together,

or piling on his back as he gave us a free horse ride.

He built our play house, swingset, bought us mini bikes,

taught us basketball & played countless games of checkers & dominos with us.

He had endless patience with my pesky questions & lively personality.

Sometimes he took his pen and wrote love notes on the palm of my hand.

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My  memories of mom are just as wonderful.

Many mornings if I woke up early enough, I could find her in the living room reading her devotions.

I would climb up on her lap and she would hug me tight and we would spend some special time together.

She lived her life in the most giving way. My sisters & I get our creativity from her.

She always had her hand in some beautiful project..

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I admire my parents for creating such a loving stable home.

They have always looked for my strengths, gave me encouragement and much needed guidance.

I appreciate their example of faith, honesty, & generosity now more than ever.

I’m glad we had this opportunity to celebrate their life.