October 19, 2009
Today is the 36th anniversary of my parent's marriage. It's late when I write this and will be tomorrow by the time my parents are actually able to read this post but these words are better said a little late than never.
My parents gave me many things growing up; shelter, food and love. The stuff you need to grow and live. But one of the best gifts they gave me was their love for each other. Their relationship is and has been a wonderful example of steadfastness, romance, sacrifice, compromise, devotion, respect, submission, commitment and friendship.
Growing up I learned many truths from my parents including these three; my dad would provide for his family, my mom would cook and take care of the details and they would always love each other. The security that came in knowing that was an undeserved blessing in my life, for which I have mostly God to thank. But thank you also to you, Mom & Dad, for choosing to honor your vows through all these years. I love you both so dearly and treasure the gift of your marriage.
PS. I couldn't agree more with this recent article, Make your marriage a priority and your kids will benefit at zen family habits. My parents have known this all along and taught me through their example.
P.S.S I hadn't planned to participate in Steady Mom's 30 minute blog challenge but when the time it took to publish this post from start to finish came under the half hour time limit I thought "hey, what the heck, I'll play along". You can find the links to other quickie posts at Moms' 30 Minute Blog Challenge.
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