Saturday, October 3, 2009
A Tribute to my Parents 40 Years of Marriage
I have always been proud of my parents. They are the picture of hard work, generosity, and devotion. This weekend we are celebrating their 40 years of marriage and I am grateful. I am grateful because it has become rare for people to remain so devoted for 4 decades. In an age that is characterized by flippant commitments and broken vows, it's no small thing to stay true (by God's grace) to your spouse for a life time. Their example gives me strength to remain devoted to my marriage.
I won't embarrass them by telling you how much they have grown spiritually in the last 5-7 years, it has been astounding and inspiring. Their moving to Kansas three years ago has been one of the greatest things ever to happen to my family.
One interesting note about my Dad. He married my mother when he was 38, the same age I am now. Looking at his pictures from the wedding (1969) is surreal, since I'm a chip off the old block and all.