August 4, 2011

40 YEARS

Once upon a time there was a boy who was in the Navy, he was from Texas. There was a girl, she lived in Washington. One day the Navy boy came to Washington to see his aunt and uncle. His aunt and uncle went to the same church that the girl did. The aunt and uncle set up their Navy boy nephew with the girl...on a blind date.


Well that boy and girl hit it off. So they started writing letters to each other. That romantic boy called up the girl and said, "so you think we should get married?" *swoon* What a proposal! She called him back and said "are you asking me to marry you?" She said yes.

The Texas sailor moved to Washington and they got married.


A couple of years later that girl and boy became parents to a little boy...two years later a little girl and two years later another little boy. Three crazy kiddos...life was never boring. 


As time went on the parents worked hard to provide a wonderful life for their kiddos. Through good times and bad, finding money for Christmas presents even though that father was on strike with his work, saving up money to go to Disneyland or road trips to Oregon and South Dakota, staying up late to help the kiddos with homework and school projects. When the kiddos put those parents through hell with mistakes they made, the parents never gave up on them, they were always there. The parents were tough and strict at times but always loving and accepting.

Years later those kiddos became parents of their own and turned those parents into Grandparents, 
Maw & Paw.


Maw and Paw always stayed busy, isn't that the way of life? Maw went back to school and got her Bachelors and Paw went back to school and got his Bachelors and Masters.

Today Maw & Paw celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary (no easy feat in this day and age.) They made a commitment through thick and thin - for better or worse. It hasn't been easy...marriage never is. Christ has remained the center of their marriage and hearts. 


To my mom & dad…thank you for being wonderful parents.
I love you!

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