Brian likes to say that we didn't know what we were getting into back then. We were young and starry-eyed. But I really think we both had a good idea of what marriage held for us. He and I each had strong role models for marriage growing up.
Each of our parents demonstrated with their own marriages that marriage was really for better and for worse. By observing our own parents through the years, we knew there were easy times for a married couple and then times when marriage was hard work. But in the end, persevering through the hard times made the good times even sweeter.
My parents celebrated 47 years of marriage in January
Brian's parents celebrated their Golden 50th Anniversary in June
Today, on our 16th wedding anniversary, we would like to honor our parents.
Thank You Mom and Dad & Mom and Dad for being great role models for Brian and I to look up to as we've journeyed through married life together. In this day and age, it is truly a blessing for each of us to have parents who continue to show us and our children the joy that married life can bring to a family.