Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy 25th Anniversary Mom and Dad!

First of all, we had a wonderful Father's Day weekend and especially Father's Day. I am so thankful for the amazing husband and father that the girls and I are blessed with. Eric had already picked out his gift, so we kept it low key with a card and a special daddy slideshow just for him...and the promise of brownies whenever he asks. :) Eric, I love you so much and I thank you for being such a great dad to our babies!

And now...today is a VERY special day!
Twenty-five years ago today my parents decided to go to the courthouse and get hitched! And after taking their sacred vows, they went to the stock car races, had a romantic dinner at McDonald's, and called it a honeymoon. Hehe! I've heard the story many times. :)

So of course I had to dig up some old photos and embarrass them a little today. It's cause I love them, and I'm their oldest. It's practically my duty! 


I feel very fortunate to have parents who are still married after 25 years, and believe me, life was not always perfect for my mom and dad. But every time there was a bump in the road, they decided to do life together. Love that. :) And I love it for my children, too. Eric and I have excellent examples in our parents when it comes to working through ANY problem imaginable, and now both of our parents have made it to their silver anniversaries.

What have I learned from our mom and dads examples? Well... I'm pretty much stuck with my hubby no matter how big of a pain in the butt he can be. Baha. Kidding! Love you, dear.

I clearly remember all of my dad's tube socks. :D

If someone would've told the Joyce and Roger Feldt in that picture that they would have five children someday, I think they would have laughed and called them crazy. But that's the interesting thing about life. It's full of twists and turns infinitely more interesting than even the most suspenseful page turning novel. Only God can write a story like that, and I assure you that He wrote the story of my parents. I do believe it's because of Him that they are celebrating 25 years today. 


My mom and dad became parents before either of them were even 20 years old...close, but not quite. :) In many ways I'm sure they would admit that they were still sort of kids themselves when they had their first kid. I remember thinking it was so weird when I was in grade school that some of my classmates had parents in their late thirties and forties. That was so old. :) Pretty sure my parents are younger than I am in that picture up there, and that just blows my mind! I've been with them from the very beginning, so I am very much a physical representation of their marriage journey. Since I don't think I'm too messed up or anything, I'd say they've been pretty successful so far. :D

My parents started with nothing to their names, and now they have an abundance. (And I'm not just talking about the stuff in my dad's garage. Oh man, I'm on a roll today!) They even have two cutie patootie grand babies who love and adore them. Rich, I tell you.

Look what I found! My mom eight months pregnant with me and at her baby shower.


She always was a crier - a trait that I'm pretty sure she passed onto me. :)



19 years old. Wowy wowzers!

I could go on and on with the old pictures. Like this one:


I swear my parents did leave the 80's and have other children, but the oldest pictures are the most fun!

I need to get off of here and give my parent's a phone call.  Actually, I'd really like to pack up the girls and go see them this morning, so I think I'm going to wrap this one up! 

Happy Anniversary mom and dad!! Hooray for 25 years! We love you very much, and here's to 25 more!




2 comments:

The Pettijohn's said...

Awe how sweet. I love when you here of people that have been married for 25 years and longer and are still making it work. Makes you think if they can do it anyone can. Lol! Happy Anniversary to your parents.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea how much Evie looks like you until I saw these baby pictures. Does anyone else see it? Thanks for the nice tribute to your folks.
Kim Miller

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