40 years

February 14, 2009

Posted on Saturday~February 14, 2009

My Mom and Dad~ 40 years ago


Mom

Dad

Mom and Dad~40 years later
My parent’s actual anniversary was in December, around the time of Asher’s surgery. So we’re having a belated party tomorrow in their honor. As I made a DVD filled with pictures through all the years, I got to thinking about what an amazing thing it is to spend 40 years with someone, sharing so many memories and holding the same experiences in your heart. I’m so thankful for the years my sister and I have had with our Mom and Dad. We’ve hit our inevitable bumps in the road, but my parents have always been there on the other side of everything life brings, in their beautiful house in the country, the door always open.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
(late.)

Mom, please forgive me. How could I not share this one?
(hee hee hee)

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Have a good weekend.

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Kazzy February 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

It’s so amazing how much a stable, and committed marriage can produce such well-adjusted children. Not to say everything is perfect in each family where the parents love each other, but what a better shot all of the children have. Congrats to you folks! Mine will celebrate 46 this year. :)

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Steph @ Diapers and Divinity February 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

Congratulations to them! And being the genetic expert that I am (knowing you for 10 seconds and seeing your parents’ photos on the internet), you have your mom’s smile on your dad’s face. :)

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Ron February 14, 2009 at 10:53 am

congrats to them ..

when Dad died 2 yrs ago, he and mom had been together 56 years ..

and yes, it is an amazing thing .. keeping love new .. always fresh ..

Happy Valentines Day to you and Ryan on your way to 40 plus years

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Anonymous February 14, 2009 at 10:58 am
Kristina P. February 14, 2009 at 11:26 am

Anonymous is talking about robots! Awesome!

And your parents are adorable!

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charrette February 14, 2009 at 11:34 am

I hope your parents consider one of the greatest thing to come out of those 40 years…YOU. Wonderful, thoughtful, faithful, insightful heart-of-gold YOU. They must be excellent parents. The rest of us can’t possibly thank them enough for the gift that is YOU.

Okay, well, congratulations too! :)

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Angie February 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Happy 40th to your parents! That’s so awesome. My parents celebrated their 40th last month, too. Love is so beautiful, isn’t it?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Annette Lyon February 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm

What an awesome tribute–and great pics (especially that last one!)

My parents were out of the country on church service for their 40th. Hoping they’ll be nearby for their 50th in 6 years.

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Jessica February 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm

They are a beautiful couple!

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Evolving Mommy Catherine February 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Congrats to your parents. 40 years is something to be admired and celebrated. They look so happy, I think I will be to when my husband and I reach our 40th too. ;)

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Less Toil Traci February 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Your parents rock the house. They are great. Love the last picture!! Happy V day to you, Heather.

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Keyona February 14, 2009 at 9:24 pm

40 years is an really long time! I’ve only been married 5. I don’t know if I could make it another 35! Just kidding…maybe.

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LexiconLuvr February 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I’m totally copying Charrette on this one–thank heavens for your parents just so we could get you!

Mine will be celebrating the big 4-0 next week. I’m hoping to get there myself. Hubby and I workin’ on year 9. Personally, I still consider it to be cloud 9. =]

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happygeek February 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Congrats to your parents!
My folks hit 40 this year too. It’s neat to have an example to look up to.
P.S. Your mom is gonna killll you.

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Kimberly February 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

40! That’s fabulous!

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pam at beyondjustmom February 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Both my parents and my husband’s parents had their 40th anniversaries a couple of years ago, in the same summer. We asked all of their friends to write notes and put them together in tribute scrapbooks. I gained so much appreciation for them and their marriage through that process! Thanks for sharing.

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Carolyn February 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm

It’s so refreshing to see and hear success stories about marriages and parents in today’s crazy society. Thanks for sharing!

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Growin' with it February 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm

i think your mom and mine shared the “crown” veil at their wedding!

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Heidi February 15, 2009 at 11:05 pm

If sweet Rhett and I make it to 40 years, I won’t mind if my children post pictures of me pretending to be a yoga instructor.

But if they put any pictures of me in my swimsuit on their blogs, they are DEAD TO ME.

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Peanut February 16, 2009 at 1:30 am

Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs Heather’s parents!

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Tess February 16, 2009 at 9:50 am

Sweet photos- Happy Anniversary to them!

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Tooj February 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm

That’s a GREAT pic of your mom!! Love the tie/scarf…what do they call those things? Ascots?

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Rach@In His Hands February 16, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Being blessed with 40 years is pretty special – congrats to them!

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Adventures In Babywearing February 17, 2009 at 9:16 pm

OH, this was great! I hope they had a wonderful party.

Steph

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TUTU Monkey February 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm

This last picture of your Mom is so funny!!

What a wonderful love story…thanks for sharing

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