Thursday, January 25, 2007

Happy 40th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!!!

January 25, 1967 . . .



Forty years ago, Mom and Dad got married in Point, Texas . . . they had known each for just three months, meeting and falling in love at first sight while students at East Texas State University . . . two children, five grandchildren later, they are still going strong . . . committed to each other . . . committed to their family . . . committed to their faith . . . they are a wonderful example of a couple who live life together to the fullest . . .






I can TRULY and HONESTLY say that I only have happy memories of my childhood and growing-up years. I feel sad for people who regret the relationships they've had with their parents, or who were raised in "dysfunctional" homes, because I know what it's like to have a family that does truly support you and help you become the kind of person you need to be. My parents have taught me so much over the years--how to laugh, how to treat other people, how to cheer for the right sports teams, how to pray, how to use my intellect, how to appreciate your blessings, how to handle tragedies and support one another, how to live . . .



I love you, Mom and Dad! (And so does the rest of the gang!!)

(We will have a celebration for them on Saturday; I have several "surprises" planned for them, but will--obviously, since Mom lurks on my blog--tell you all about them later!)

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.

(George Sand)

Marriage is not a ritual or an end.
It is a long, intricate,
intimate dance together
and nothing matters more
than your own sense of balance
and your choice of partner.

(Amy Bloom)

Love is like the sun coming out of the clouds
and warming your soul.

(Anonymous)

Love that is true never grows old.
(Elben Bano)

22 comments:

Cinderella said...

This was such a beautiful post Cheryl. You are truly blessed but they are blessed as well. You are a wonderful woman and a great testiment to what they wanted you to be.

I believe you biggest supporters are your parents. The values they have passed a long to you, will be the same values your children will benefit from. It's a gift that keeps on giving.

I came from a broken home but sometimes that isn't such a bad thing. It makes you want more for your own children. It also tends to keep you grounded. I know I never take anything for granted when it comes to my children.

I hope your Momma and Poppa have a wonderful anniversary!! They deserve all of the happiness in the world!! Congrats to them!!

Cinderella said...

Your* even...Sorry about that!! =)

Morning Glory said...

This just left me feeling warm all over. Happy, happy anniversary to your parents. They're just as cute now as they were in the first picture. What a wonderful legacy they have built for you. I, too, am grateful for good memories through my life.

Lara said...

They look so happy! I think that is just wonderful!!! Happy Anniversary to them!

Amanda said...

Holy cow, this is such a great post, coming from someone whose parents didn't even make it a year, what a tremendous blessing you've been given in your parents marriage and family heritage they've set. HOW WONDERFUL! Happy Anniversary to Cheryl's mom and dad!

Gin said...

Awwww--so sweet! Congrats to your parents!

Adrienne said...

Aww, happy anniversary to your parents!!

Ms.L said...

Oooh Cheryl,this is beautiful:)

Missy's Blog said...

Wow ... 40 years ... that is FABULOUS!!

maria said...

What an AWESOME POST! Happy anniversary to your parents! Wow. What an amazing post indeed....thanks for sharing your parents legacy in your life.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! My parents just celebrated their 40th too and it is an amazing thing.
aimee (on our way)

rhonda said...

Happy Anniversary

1967 was a GREAT year!!!!

Lynilu said...

Congratulations to your parents. How wonderful! My folks had 69 married years and a couple years dating prior to that before they left us. Love, commitment, acceptance, patience. It's not easy to make it work, and I have great admiration for those who do. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!

Delia said...

Happy Anniversary Cheryl's Mom and Dad!

TK Angels said...

I just found your blog :) How wonderful that your parents celebrated their 40th.

I love the comment "cinderella" posted about you blog.

Your are truly blessed.

Take care

Nancy said...

What a love story and a wonderful tribute to your parents! That is a blessing indeed.

Mom said...

You were so sweet that I was teary! The words and pictures were so touching!
Thank you! We love you!

Heather said...

Awwww...how sweet! Good job Cheryl on giving your parents a shout out! And...congratulations to them for 40 years. That is awesome! Hope you all have a great time celebrating Saturday.

Carol said...

Your parents are great, Cheryl! I just love em and I know you know how special they are.

Renee said...

How sweet. Happy Anniversary to your parents. Sounds like they have a one of a kind love.

angel said...

oh wow- congratulations to your parents!
my folks celebrated 33 last june and also still setting a shining example for all of us!