I took these pictures 2 years ago today when my parents celebrated 38 years of marriage. And today I get to say with pride they have made it 40 YEARS. I see way more than just two people smiling at one another, holding one another, still tickling the other, taking a ride on a canoe, and look dang beautiful.
I see sacrifice.
I see dedication.
I see unconditional love.
I see fights that scared me.
I see tears.
I see flirting.
I see service.
I see sarcasm.
I see unexpected cards.
I see frustration beyond frustration.
I see forgiveness time and time and time again.
I see concern.
I see those hands holding the other when sick.
I see Jesus.
I see respect even when one may have hurt the other.
I see words that may never have been expressed, but didn’t need an explanation.
I see two people that came together to become a family, to raise 3 children together, and still working their butts off.
I proudly say my parents did not ever give up on one another. I proudly say I love them with all my heart. I proudly say they chose MARRIAGE.
Happy 40 years, mom and dad!
I love you, (sweet-pea)