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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love the one your with...

Forty years ago Sunday, two amazing young kids vowed to each other to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, till death do them part.  And over those forty years, so many things have happened to them... as individuals, as a couple, as parents, as friends.  And with the changes that were presented, both good and bad, they never wavered from the vows they exchanged.
They've become role models of what a marriage should be, what true love really is.  They have shown how natural love can be when it's shared with someone with similar passions, dreams, and ambitions. True love is being married to your best friend and that's what they are.  They have taught that you are never too old to hold hands and that each day, you must laugh with and at each other.
Since that day, forty years ago, when they walked out of the church holding hand, they have never left each other's side. I admire the love they share, I'm honored to be part of the love they share, and I strive to emulate the love they share in my own marriage.

Happy 40th Anniversary Mom and Dad...
 And here's to many, many more!

35 comments:

Anna B said...

Your parents are gorgeous!

teacherwoman said...

Such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Rachelle said...

Yay! Congrats to your parents! And I wish them many many more happy years together.

Keith Flint said...

What a wonderful gift they've given to each other—and to you. You have every reason to be proud and thankful.

Michelle said...

Happy anniversary! What a lovely, lovely couple!

trifitmom said...

love those photos !!! they seem awesome and awesome together

Ironman By Thirty said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!

I don't know what I like more - the suit your dad is rocking in the first picture or those giant beer steins.

Aunt Nan said...

As I sit here crying, thank you, Sweetheart, for all the beautiful words. There's nothing more special than being with your best friend, and loving him with all your heart. And I certainly do. I'm proud and happy to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary, and proud that you children see the marriage we have created. I love you, Colleen. Mom xoxox

Meaghan said...

Love, love, love this.. Happy Anniversay to your parents!! Great post C!!! :)

P said...

Oh, goodness this post brought tears to my eyes! And not just from your dad's awesome plaid suit. :) Happy Anniversary to your wonderful parents!

Patrick Mahoney said...

This post is incredible. Happy anniversary to your parents.

I'm not sure if the old photo or the base jumping(?) photo is the best. OK I decided, the old photo - that suit is amazing.

Pschall said...

So sweet! Congrats to your parents!

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

So awesome! :) Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Richelle said...

Happy Anniversary! Every marriage should strive to be like that of your parents. :)

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad; a lovely couple and so rare these days. My parent's were married for 55 years - passed away 3 weeks apart. I believe they could not stand to be apart. That is true love! Thank you for sharing.

Jon said...

Congrats to your folks!

WHERE CAN I FIND A SUIT LIKE THAT!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents, they were fun to hang around at that race.

I like you dads style in that first pic!! DOes he still have that suit, how much???

Tri-Living said...

absolutely AMAZING!!!! What a blessing to marriage! Congrats to them and to you as well!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Awesome!

Is your dad coming to CP? I'd love to make fun of that suit with him!!

Jason said...

That is awesome. Happy Anny to your parents.

It's been said but your dad is rocking that suit in the first pic.

Carolina John said...

How sweet! My parents are also going to hit their 40th anniversary this year. It's a rare thing for people our age to have parents that are still together,let alone for that long. Very cool.

tribirdie said...

What a wonderful moment to celebrate! Thanks for sharing!! congratulations to your parents!!

DRog said...

Happy Anniversary!
That suit! I hope he still has it...

Caratunk Girl said...

This totally made me SMILE!! Happy anniversary to your Mom and Dad!!

Caroline said...

Happy 40th to your parents!!!

Wes said...

like!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

what a great role model indeed! happy anniversary to a great couple!

Kristin @ Lazy Marathoner said...

So wonderful! Happy Anniversary to them!

Aimee said...

Awww...what a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!!

Matthew Smith said...

Wow...40 years! That's a long time. My parents are still together too, and I think it's pretty rare. Happy Anniversary to them!

Cory Reese said...

I award major bonun points for the suit in the top picture. Awesome!

N.D. said...

So cute! and amazing! Marriage is TOUGH!!! Congratulations to your parents.

FranP said...

Great tribute to your parents. To be in-love with your best friend is a rare and wonderful gift!
Happy anniversary to your parents! :)

Matty O said...

A marriage that drinks together... stays together... errrr uhhhh or something like that ;)

Great post, always love seeing people stick it out through the tough times :) Truly an inspiration!

Molly said...

How cute are your parents???!? Happy Anniversary to them! : )

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