August 6th, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

Today is my parent's anniversary, and yes, it is amazing that I remember it. For some reason I always think that it's on the 9th, instead of the 6th, but last year I got smart and added it to my google calender, so ta-da! Perfect, thoughtful daughter.

And like any daughter... I think that my parents are the best.

And they are.

Today we celebrate their twenty-seven years of marriage.

Wow. Twenty-seven years. Twenty-seven. What would it be like to be married to someone for 27 years? For 40 years? for 65 years?

I think it's amazing, that's what.

I'm not saying that it's always been easy for them. I remember raised voices, disagreements, and tears, lots  of tears.

But I also remember that in spite of the tears, there was also laughter, and plenty of it.

In fact, there couldn't be two more opposite people than my parents, and no two people more in love.

They taught me what it means to have a godly marriage, to respect one another, to make time for one another. To take the good, work through the bad, and cherish every moment that you have together.

They taught me that no matter what happens.. don't give up. Stay together. Fight through it.

After all, it's all worth it in the end. Marriage it worth it. Love it worth it.

And so I've watched them walk down life's road, sometimes falling, but always getting back up. And always walking hand-in-hand.

Mom & Dad, I love you. Thank you for always being there for me and Micah. Thank for you for your advice and words of wisdom. Thank you for helping us through the tough times. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. Thank you for laughing with us. Thank you for showing us how to love.

Happy anniversary, Mom & Dad.

Your *favorite* daughter, Megan