Sunday, September 7, 2008

Legacy of Love

I'm not sure why I can't wrap my brain around the fact that my mom and dad got married 40 years ago TODAY... Look how sweet they are, and they were just BABIES!!!

They're still so young... which makes them GREAT grandparents!!!
and very much in love... (which makes them a great example of how it can be!)

My parents gave us the world...

I know I'm one of the fortunate few that was blessed to have my mom and dad for parents! Not just because they gave me unbelieveable opportunites ... like going to TMC and hearing Johnny Mac every week; so I could meet Tony (I mean, so I could get a degree and support myself)...

Not to mention all the great memories that I have of Hume lake, pink oatmeal for V-day, golfing in Hawaii, or eating "gross" speghetti in Italy (ungrateful brat that I was)...

or one of my personal favorites... riding a camel in Israel.

How many people get to ride camels to Bethlehem... (Don't mind that I'm scared spitless and this Yahoo is playing "tonsil hocky" with the camel. )

Yeah... my mom and dad ROCK!

But the greatest legacy that my parents are leaving... is not only their love for each other... but their love for their grand kids too!

They really are the best grandparent's in the world... even though they spent today out of town... away from their grandkids... on grandparents day!


Happy 40th anniversary mom and dad! I couldn't be more proud of you than I am... and we love you more than words can express!!!

ps... we're holding your grandparent's day gift hostage until you remember to "call us when you get there" like you're supposed to!!!

22 comments:

nottryingforaboy said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! Mine have been married for 54 years. Incredible, isn't it?

It sounds like you had an amazing up-bringing!

blessedwith5 said...

Oh Dear! We MISSED Grandparents Day!!! We are so bad!

Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad!!! They look like they are so awesome!

3boys247 said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents. I can see why your marriage is so strong, you have had wonderful role models.

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!! They sound like wonderful people!

Jennifer said...

You did a great post! Hope they had a nice anniversary.

Amanda said...

Wishing your Mum And Dad a great anniversary!
Wow, 40 years:)

My Wonderful Men said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents, that is wonderful!

They looked so good back then and still look good.

Jenny said...

So sweet Rachel! I can only hope that'll be Erik and me in another 29...

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!

That was such a cute post! Hope they have fun where ever they are.

Elaine A. said...

Wow! Happy anniversary to your parents - what a wonderful example they are!

And this is a great tribute.

I love their aprons in that one picture - too funny!

I am Boymom said...

They look like such a fun couple! I wish my mom/stepdad and in-laws were more involved in my kids' lives.

Kila said...

Happy Anniversary to them! What an inspiration!

Jodi said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to your folks! Mine just celebrated 50! Amazing !

Hey I tagged you on a meme on my blog! :D

blessedwith5 said...

I have tagged you for a meme - come by my place and get it!

Have a great day!

Hugs

Kathryn said...

Aww. I just love hearing stories of long, happy marriages.

Happy Anniversary to your wonderful parents. :)

One woman, three boys! said...

Wow 40 years! Happy Belated Anniversary to them. What great pictures of them! ")

Hipmomofboyz said...

Happy Anniversary! How great is that. 40 years.....

Tiffany said...

Congrats to your mom and dad! 40 years...that is awesome!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents. Wow, 40 years is a big deal. They don't look old enough to have been married that long. Such a sweet tribute to your parents. You had me in tears. Sounds like you had a great childhood.

mudpies4all said...

What a beautiful post! Congratulations to your wonderful parents!

B Boys Mom said...

What a nice post! You are very lucky!

Super B's Mom said...

What a WONDERFUL post!

OMG...I totally forgot Grandparent's Day.