Today marks 30 years of marriage for my mom and dad! I am incredibly thankful for the solid example of a strong marriage they’ve set for me. Their marriage is part of a legacy of strong marriage in our family. Their love has taught me the importance of serving one another in marriage and having a joyful spirit every step of the way.
They met when they were just 9 and 12 years old while my dad was a paper boy. He honored my Grammy’s wishes and waited until her 16th birthday to call and ask for a date. My later proposed during her senior year of high school and they married just six months after she graduated. They waited five years to start their family, exploring so many amazing places while my mom was a travel agent. Their story is a testament to the way true love can take root at any age and hold fast through the highs and lows of life.
They are so good at loving each other and those around them so well. They both give so freely of themselves to better others, and together they are an inspiration to those around them. Happy 30th Anniversary Mommy and Daddy!