MOM & DAD'S WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY CAKE
Today is a very special day!
For on this day—fifty-six years ago—my precious parents were wed.
MOM & DAD ON THEIR HONEYMOON IN 1955
They were merely teenagers when they made the decision to become
husband and wife.
With the consent and blessings of their parents, they committed their lives to one
another before a justice of the peace—no fanfare, no elaborate wedding...
just the two of them and two witnesses.
Now while most people consider the fiftieth wedding anniversary the anniversary
to celebrate, last year will most likely be the one most remembered by
my parents and their loved ones.
It all started when my dad decided to surprise my mom with the church wedding
she had never had, as a fifty-fifth anniversary gift. It was to be
a simple affair—
the two of them, their children and their children's families.
with five daughters? I don't think so!
THE PASTOR, DAD, DAD'S BROTHER & BEST MAN
So while Mom and Dad were making plans for their simple wedding & anniversary
celebration, other plans were being made, as well.
MOM & DAD EXCHANGING VOWS
Without their knowledge, extended family members, friends, and acquaintances
were being invited to this blessed event. And arrangements were being made for a
catered reception—something neither of them had planned for...
DAD KISSING HIS BRIDE OF 55 YEARS
The ceremony was incredibly sweet, and few eyes were without tears, as we witnessed
yet another testimonial of the enduring love
of my parents.
THE HAPPY BRIDE & GROOM
As I watched my dad take the hand of his bride and walk down the aisle, I was
overcome with emotion.
With five daughters, he certainly was no novice at walking brides
down church aisles.
this was the very first time he had ever walked his own bride down the aisle.
And I was blessed beyond measure to witness it!
I love you, Mom and Dad!