"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, August 8, 2009

56 Years!

Yup! That's how long my parents have been married. Can you believe that? I think it is so cool and I brag about them all the time. Not to many people can say that they have been married that long these days.
My parents are the best.
I remember my Dad working hard so Mom could be home with us kids. Sometimes taking on two jobs. I only remember a short time when my Mom HAD to work.
I never heard my Dad raise his voice to my Mom. (Not saying he never did. But I don't remember it so even if he did he couldn't have done it much.)
I can tell my Dad truly loves my Mom and would do anything for her.

My Mom always seemed to be there when I needed her. She instilled in me a need to cook healthier, even if it meant eating ice cream made with honey. Ugh! Though she did get a little crazy when they came out with the microwave. All I remember was rubbery eggs! LOL!
She loves music and can play just about any instrument you put in her hand.

Together they have shown their family and friends what love is all about. It's sticking together through hard times, it's loving each other no matter what comes your way, it's putting God first in your marriage and knowing He is in control.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!
I love you both so much!


  1. oh, wow! Happy anniversary to your mom and dad!! What a blessing!

  2. That is great and it is nice of you to honor them.

  3. Stories like that of your parents are SO heartwarming and encouraging!

  4. How amazing! Happy anniversary to them!

  5. Wow! happy Anniversary. That is awesome my friend. Your parents sound just wonderful! They are cute too!

  6. Congratulations to your parents! My own parents just had their 50th wedding anniversary last November -- yes it deserves to be honored!

  7. Ok, this is precious. Tears are rolling down my face!
    What a beautiful story of love, dedication and Gods grace! Thankyou oh so very much for sharing them with us.....Now we can see part of why you are such a beautiful and caring woman ~ it is in generations before you!

    I will miss knowing I am in the same state as you and one day missy!!! we will meet, I pray :)

    love and hugs to you my friend!

  8. Happy Anniversary to your parents and MANY MANY MANY more wonderful years!!

  9. What an accomplishment! And they both still look so young :) I guess love really does keep you young :)

  10. How blessed you are to have had that godly example of what a marriage should be. Too few people have had that in their lives. Happy Anniversary to your folks!

  11. So sweet and wonderful! They have set a great example. They are too cute - you tell them Happy Anniversary!

    Big only-39-years-to-go-before-me-and-hubby-get-there hugs to you!! :)

    Have a lovely weekend my friend!

  12. Oh I didn't know today was there Anniversary! :) I love your parents - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM AND DAD! :) Tell them for me, ok? 56 years, whatever! They don't even act old enough to be married that long!

  13. Kim,

    In light of so many failing marriages in society today, it is so amazing to see the power of what really holds some of those together and learn the life secrets so many others fail to get to see.

    What an amazing tribute to your mom and dad and may they continue to have many many more years of happiness and love together. Please pass along my wishes for a very Happy Anniversary!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  14. Happy Anniversary to your folks! They sound like a fine couple:-)

  15. Aww Happy Anniversary to your folks.

  16. How precious!! So happy for them and what a wonderful example for generations to come.

  17. Wow! Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad!

  18. Happy Anniversary to your parents!!

    What a good looking couple they are. And how happy they look!

  19. Congrats to your mama and papa!

    Here are a few witty words that your wise parents may have discovered through ALL their blessed years together:

    MARRIAGE is not a word; it is a sentence.

    MARRIAGE is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

    Before MARRIAGE, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After MARRIAGE, the 'Y' becomes silent.

    If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.

  20. WoW! What a blessing to have parents who have put Christ in the center of their marriage! And what a great looking, joyful couple they make!

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  21. What a beautiful heritage! (and try maple syrup in ice cream, rather than honey. It's YUM!)


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