Thursday, June 21, 2012

35 Years and Still Going Strong: An Ode to My Parentals!

This post is for my dear, sweet parents. Today marks their 35th anniversary. Thirty five years ago today, they crossed the state line from Georgia to South Carolina and eloped without anyone's permission. Such rebels! I love it! (I never had to wonder where my inner rebel came from!) These young love birds had no idea what God had in store for them but the one thing they did know is that it was forever. No turning back.

After five years of marriage, I came along and my brother, a few years after that. I'm sure we tested their patience on many, many occasions, but their love for us and one another never faltered. My brother and I are now grown and on our own and even after 35 years, our parents are still like newlyweds. It's seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen!

So here's to the parentals! Thanks Mom and Dad for being such wonderful role models for my brother and me, and for showing The Husband and me what a good marriage and partnership looks like. When I got married, you told me that a marriage is like a garden, you must cultivate it in order for it to grow. That's honestly the best marital advice I've ever received. No one said marriage was easy but you sure make it look that way. Thanks for everything, but mostly for the relationship you have with each other. It's truly the foundation of our family. I don't know where I'd be without you and I am who I am because of you. I can't say thank you enough. I'm forever grateful.

Cheers to 35 years and many, many more! Your family loves you more than you know. 
The Husband and I will be having some champagne tonight in your honor (and I'm sure my brother will too)! XO, Sara :)

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  1. rita_dykes@hotmail.comJune 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Hi Sara,

    What a wonderful tribute to your amazing parents! They are so blessed in their marriage and their children (You, Ty and Chris)! I love you all!

  2. What a beautiful family!! You look so much like your momma :) Cheers to your parents, it is truly amazing to have parents that are such amazing role models! My parents celebrated 37 years of marriage this year :) You look gorgeous as always friend!


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