Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy 31th Mom And Dad!

My Mom and Dad will celebrate their 31th wedding anniversary on the 31st of this month. To celebrate, the family is coming to the house on Monday evening, for waffles. Yes, waffles. They wanted homemade waffles, so that’s what they are getting! =-)

My parents married young. My mother was only 17 when they tied the knot. Their marriage has been one that's seen its share of many ups, and many downs. They’ve survived the death of their parents, the blessed birth of 2 children, the OH SHIT birth of another, job changes, a 3 year old that required 2 operations, a sheriff election, rebellious teenagers, 2 weddings, personal struggles, the birth of 2 grandsons, and major illnesses.

They have defiantly taken the “For better or for worse, in sickness and in health” part of their wedding vows seriously.

As a daughter, I got to see my parents become "new parents" with the arrival of my baby sister. This event was after seeing my mom cry for months over her unexpected pregnancy. However, I will never ever forget to look on my dads face when he came and told my brother and I that we had a new baby sister. I remember thinking, in my 14 year old mind, how retarded he was acting. Now that I am a mom, I know now what he was feeling. I'll never forget sitting in my moms hospital room, watching my parents stare at the little cheese covered alien in the pink blanket, while smiling at each other in between. Though it made me gag then, now it is an honor to me to have been able to be old enough to always treasure these memories of the love shared between the two of them while celebrating the birth of alien girl...err...Michelle.

Happy 31th, Mom and Dad!! We love you guys!


~Tonia said...

Hi Rebecca! Thank you for visiting my blog I amswered your questions about the rabbits! Love this post! Its always great to see a marriage that has handled life and lasted being celebrated!

princessdiva said...

AWWWW!! We love 'em too! Happy anniversary!

Joy said...

I wasn't there for the wedding, but I remember them as a young couple, when I was a young girl. It was cool to see my uncle get hitched! And then there was my little alien brother and then you shortly after! ;)~ They have been through a lot and also have been very blessed with you kids and your boys! Love ya's! Joy