Thursday, September 23, 2010

40 Years Together

My parent recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary.  I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to let them know how much I love them and appreciate the example they have set.


Mom and Dad met in college and moved back to my dad's hometown together.  They raised 3 children there, were strong members of the community and taught us the importance of showing love and concern through service.  They supported us whole heartedly, there was never a game, school program or activity that we participated in that they missed out on.

My parents taught me to dream and to believe in my ability to make those dreams come true.  They supported me through choices in my life that took me far from home, even though I know they hated having me gone.  They also taught me through their quiet example how beautiful marriage can be.

If I'm ever lucky enough to marry, I hope I have a marriage like my parent's, one full of love, support and selfless service.  I love you mom and dad. 

I love this song, it talks about the beauty of having that one person with whom you can share all that you are.  My parent's have taught me that this kind of love does indeed exist, even when the world tells me it doesn't.

Excuse the cheesy video - it was the only embed-able one I could find
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14 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary mom and dad! Sweet post sis.

Joanne said...

Bless your heart! We do love our little family, thanks for the kind words. You make me feel very loved!

Stephanie said...

I too love this song... their harmonies are the best@

Karen said...

Congrats to your parents! It won't be too long before we celebrate our 40th. I wonder if they find it as amazing as I do---time flies by!

urban muser said...

a beautiful tribute to your parents.

R Montalban said...

That is such a lovely thing to write to your parents, I know if Dexter did that to me and Anders I would be crying with joy.

I am sure your prince will come along - one of those things we never know when it is going to happen, but when it does, it does and usually when you least expect it.

justine said...

that is so nice! hope your parents read your blog

krissilugbill said...

oh my, 40 years, that is quite the celebration! what a wonderful gift they have been given and have passed onto you! congrats to them!!!

Courtney said...

How sweet, Jamie! Lovely post for your parents.

blue elephant photography said...

happy 40 years to your mum and dad! and i'm sure you will have a happy marriage too =) this future guy will be lucky to have a sweet talented gal like you!

Dorian Susan said...

Such a sweet post Jamie. My folks just celebrated 51 yrs earlier this month. Is something to be in awe of and something to try to find...if its meant to be. Seems like you're doing just fine following you're own path and dreams and that's what's most important.

The Felix Family said...

Congrats Uncle MIke and Aunt Joanne. I love your parents and they truly are an amazing example of love and selflessness. I hope they celebrated this milestone.

Diana Joy said...

Nice tribute to your parents Jamie. Congrats to them. It's obvious they gave you a wonderful foundation and wings to fly. How lucky you are.

The Estes Family said...

Congrats to uncle Mike and aunt Joanne, I have so many wonderful memories of your wonderful family!!

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