We spent the weekend celebrating. Saturday was the 40th wedding anniversary of two of my favorite people who just happen to be my parents.

My sister and I planned a reception, which I’ll tell you more about later in the week, and we were all excited to see so many friends andfamily.

But, I can’t let a milestone like this go by without taking the opportunity to say again how blessed I am to have these people for my parents.

I have watched them my entire life, but the older I become, the more I realize how rare it is to find people like them. As one of our friends noted, 40 years of marriage is not just a goal to attain, but a true testimony of faithfulness, to God and to each other. It’s not just making a promise at an altar once upon a time, but committing every day to staytrue to what you promised. And that’s just what they’ve done.

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for living your lives as truereflections of Christ. You have remained faithful to Him and to eachother through 40 years of “for richer and for poorer” and “for better or for worse.” And so many of us are richerand better for it.

Happy Anniversary!

We love you!