36 years ago today my parents married in a tiny little church in Beulah, Colorado. There are, of course, less silly pictures of them, but this is the only one that I was able to steal…I mean, borrow from their photo album. I love it. Mom made her own wedding dress and I love everything about it. It just not get more 70’s than brown rick rack! And that hat! That bouquet! Those sideburns! So adorable!
My parents are one of the couples that I can count on one hand who make me believe that true love, undying, passionate love can last a lifetime. After raising 4 children together they say that they are more in love and more over the moon for each other than on their wedding day. Their “secret” is their strong relationship with God and their belief that the the other should come first.
My parents have kept a log of how they celebrated each anniversary–from a split dinner at a diner when they were young and broke to their 25th vow renewal wedding & reception. I took their idea and I’ve kept a record of our 7 anniversaries in our wedding guest book. I also glued some of the cards from family members in it. I love going through it ever year.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad–here’s to 36 happy more years! Thank you for being such an inspiration. I love you.