28 February 2011

Post 1 of 3 | A letter to my parents.

{Yes, that's right I have 3 posts planned for today. I just feel like I have a lot to catch up on, and today's the day to do it! But first things first. A letter to my parents.}

February 28, 1976
Dear Mom and Dad,
Wow. Just wow. Look at you two... you look like babies. Maybe that's because at just 18 and 20, you were babies.

But look at the life you've built. The family you've built.

35 years ago today, you became one. Surrounded by close family and friends you wed on a beautiful day in February. You hosted your own reception in an empty apartment that you had yet to move in too. {And I'm pretty sure I remember you telling us that you cooked all the food as well, Mom. I'm not surprised.}

From that tiny apartment, you worked hard to build a life for yourself and the family that you've created. You had 3 beautiful girls {well, I think we're beautiful ;} who you've raised to believe that family is the most important thing in life. And it is.

You came from nothing and you built the life that you've always wanted. {Which is a true testament to your character.} You've had your ups and downs and you came through them even stronger. It wasn't always easy, but you did it.

Your marriage is an inspiration to all those around you, but especially to us. Your daughters. You've taught us to set our sights high and to never settle for anything less than someone who treats us with the love and respect that we deserve. We thank you for that and we only hope to have the successful marriage that you have built for your yourselves.

We are so lucky to have you as our parents. We love you more than we can ever possibly express to you.

Happy 35th Anniversary Mom and Dad!


kacy said...

awwww, this is so cute! happy anniversary mom and dad :)

sara said...

Happy Anniversary Jenni's parents!

Steph said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!

MrsKBJ said...

So sweet!! Happy Anniversary to your parents!!

Toni said...

Aw - great picture! Happy Anniversary to your parents! My parents were also married young - 18 & 19. Hard to believe they were married at that age and had me a year later. And yet, still going strong today.

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