Friday, May 29, 2009

28 Years.

My parents celebrate 28 years of marital bliss this Saturday. Can you believe it? Gosh, that seems like quite a feat to me when I have already seen friends divorce after a year (or months!) of marriage.

My parents make marriage seem easy. They hold hands, steal kisses when they think we're not looking, go on spontaneous weekend trips, and runn together every Saturday morning. They raised three kids that turned out pretty darn well (I'm biased, I know). They are so devoted to each other and it's pretty incredible to watch.

As parents, they are unbelievable. Supportive, fun, wise, and faithful. At church, our pastor said that the greatest thing parents can do for their children is give them a healthy marriage. My parents did that. I never saw them fight. They never put each other down. They hold the utmost respect for each other. I am truly blessed to have grown up with parents who truly loved and adored each other. Happy childhoods happen. I had one and I have them to thank.

Thanks, mom and dad, for being the best parents and example of a great marriage! Happy Anniversary, Garth and I love you to the moon and back!!!

44 comments:

jen + ryan said...

having had my parents divorce after 23 years, that is absolutely INCREDIBLE to see your so happy and healthy in their marriage!! you are definitely blessed! :)

Megan said...

What a sweet post..Happy 28th Anniversary to your parents!

*~! megs !~* said...

aww yay! Happy Anniversary to them!! And what a good looking couple they are!

LauraAnn said...

That is so sweet! Happy 28th wedding anniversary to your parents! My parents celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary next year. It is awesome to see people so happy after that many years!

Tasha said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! They are adorable together!

the future mrs Hailey Hinz said...

what a sweet post! i agree - wonderful parents make such a difference growing up!

both sets (his and mine) of our parents have been together for over 30 years. we are so blessed!

tootie said...

You parents sound like they are a wonderful model of marriage! What a blessing! Congrats to them!

Jon and Steph said...

Happy anniversary to your parents! How wonderful!!

Mika said...

You are a lucky girl. Happy anniversary to mom n dad!

Lucky in Love said...

Aw! Your parents are too cute! Happy Anniversary to them. What a wonderful way to grow up...with parents to so obviously love and respect each other. That is a great example for their children. They are truly an inspiration.

a H.I.T. said...

That is quite a feat. It's nice to know that happy marriages still exist.

Erin said...

Thats sweet! My parents just celebrated their 32nd anniversary. It nice to have such great role models!

Melissa said...

How sweet! You are very lucky to have such awesome parents!

Tara Gibson said...

congrats to them! that is so great!

AmberDenae said...

How sweet!! My parents have been happily married for 23 years now and I consider myself so blessed to be raised in a healthy home.

Congrats to your parents!!! :)

THE Stephanie said...

So sweet!! Happy Anniversary to them!! Yay!!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Awww too cute! Happy Anniversay to them. It's so great that you have such great role models. My parents just celebrated 35 years. They definitely do NOT make marriage look easy, but they have definitely shown me that a marriage is forever and no matter what they love each other.

Elizabeth said...

That is just precious... and very refreshing. :)

lola said...

aw, such a sweet post!

Taryn said...

You look just like your mother- did you know that? At first, I thought you were standing with your dad!

Congratulations to your parents!

redheadedjournal said...

That is so wonderful! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

Aww Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Lacey said...

Your parents sound amazing! My parents recently celebrated their 46th anniversary and its just so incredible to think about. Having such great role models in our lives shows us that it is possible to have a fabulous marriage in this age of divorce.

The Pink Chick said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! They are such a pretty couple!!!

Brett Alexandra said...

aww, Happy Anniversary to your parents! Great post:)

Amber said...

What a blessing! Happy Anniversary to your wonderful parents!

Tiffany said...

That is so sweet. I love knowing that there are couples out there that make their marriage last. I didn't have the greatest example as a child with my parents, but always prayed my marriage will be different. I believe it really is about making it work and how much you put into it. Happy 28th to your parents!

AmyT said...

so so sweet! Congrats!!!!!!!

Nessa said...

That is absolutly wonderful!!! <3

Megan said...

What a sweet post and such kind words you have for your parents! You look just like your mom!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Congrats to your parents!

Bluebird said...

How inspirational!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

how great! happy anniversary :) lindsey's mom & dad

Meagan said...

that is so wonderful! I too know MANY young people that divorced very quickly. Its so sad...I feel like they don't even give it a shot!

MissJody said...

Happy Anniversary to Your parents !!
I agree! Marriage not taken seriously anymore..sad. Very sad.
I love my marriage and my life. He's my everything! I want to celebrate a success story like your parents!:)

Jules said...

This is the sweetest post!! Happy 28th Anniversary to your mom and dad :)

Liana said...

so sweet, congrats to them for 28 years!! you're just as pretty as your mom :)

Britni and Justin said...

Awww! Congrats to your parents! You look just like your mom!!!!

Mrs. S. said...

What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary to your beautiful parents!

Saskia said...

Your parents relationship sounds so special. I think it's wonderful to grow up in a family with such a great marriage - it's so rare nowadays too.

My parents have been married 40 years this year!!

Saskia x

Dana said...

that is a wonderful thing.

Sara said...

That's so great! What a wonderful example for you and your siblings.

Mrs. J L said...

aww this is such a sweet post!

Happy Anniversary to ur parents! I wish them many many more! May God continue blessing their marriage!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What a lovely tribute to your parents! And congrats to them! My parents celebrated 32 years this year and it is such a blessing to have such a great example of marriage in my life!