Sunday, June 30, 2013

~Happy 52nd Anniversary Daddy and Moma!!!~

~Wow! How WONDERFUL it is when a couple is faithful to God and to each other for 52 years! (SADLY that's nearly unheard-of in these days!) Daddy and Moma have been/are an inspiration to us their children...on how to be happily married until death due us part!! 

Congratulations, Daddy and Moma, on 52 wonderful years.  I know that y'all probably would not say that you've had a "perfect marriage" (Whatever that is =) but you have both been selfless, willing to say you are sorry, and making the daily decision to stay in LOVE!! 
Thank you for still being VERY MUCH IN LOVE after all of these years. 
Thank you, Daddy for loving Moma and treating her like a queen!  I love it that you still want "your girlfriend" to sit on your lap! =) Thank you for being a worker, and even helping Moma around the house, especially now. 
I always knew (and still do) that I can talk to you about ANYTHING and you'll take the time to listen, pray with me, even cry with me.  I LOVE IT that we can still call home when we need prayer and you pray and cry with us over the phone!!!
All of us are SADDER THAN SAD....BLUER THAN BLUE about Moma's light stroke, but you have gone up in our estimation (and you were already at the TOP =) on how you have been so graciously helping Moma during this difficult time for both of you!! 
As a kid I never went around saying to my friends, "My Daddy can beat up your Daddy....but I might could have said, "My Daddy can "out-pray" your Daddy." =D 
THANK YOU, DADDY, for being a caring man of God....you are the BEST Daddy...and I'd "choose you" all over again.  =)
Thank you, Moma, for always believing in Daddy.  Thank you for never being a grouch around our home, and for always respecting and honoring Daddy with your words and actions.  I love it that you still flirt with Daddy.  (I'm sure that Laura's Daryl, and my Phillip want to THANK YOU for teaching Laura and I how to keep our marriage alive and HAPPY! =)
Thank you for always keeping our home such a pleasant place...filled with Victorian decor and yummy smells coming from your kitchen. 
We never knew that we had MARTHA STEWART for a Mommy, we just knew that our Moma could do ANYTHING!!!  Sew beautifully, make delicious breads, pies, cakes, etc.  Thank you for being patient and teaching Laura and I to do those things.  I still haven't arrived...I want to be JUST LIKE YOU when I "grow up!" =)
You never complained...even though y'all have had to live on a MEAGER salary.  You always made every parsonage ADORABLE, even though they might not have been that way before you arrived.  =)
If there ever were a modern day PROVERBS 31 woman....YOU ARE HER!
Right now, you are going through a very hard time, and change is NEVER easy to experience.  But, you are being a trooper and we value you more today than we ever have...and we've ALWAYS thought you were the BEST Moma in the WORLD!

Daddy and Moma, WE LOVE YOU BOTH TONS!!!!  We wish you a VERY HAPPY DAY!!!  Wish we could be with you.  We are praying for y'all and can't wait to see you as soon as we can!
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Our family would appreciate prayer. 
Today will be a BUSY Lord's day as Phillip preaches twice and we sing, and we help with a pot-luck dinner as well. 
Then tomorrow morning at 4:00 A.M., Lord willing, we plan to leave Dad and Mom ;-( and the AZ that we LOVE,  and drive home as FAST as we can (while pulling a trailer) so that we can go camping with Daryl and Laura and their family for the 4th! 
So, have a WONDERFUL Fourth of July, Y'all!!  =)
 

4 comments:

The Dickinsons said...

My SWEET Moma kept trying to comment, but for some reason her comments wouldn't post. So, she emailed me the following:

Dear Heather, Thank you for such a lovely worded post. I will try to live up to it.;-)
I am grateful for all you said and will someday be able to comment to you.
I Love you, Moma

~Carla~ said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents and Happy 4th of July to your family! Enjoy camping :) ~Carla~

Sherry L Dickinson said...

What a legacy to have parents who love God and each other and have been faithfully married for 52 years! It has meant a lot to me that I've had the priviledge of being friends with your dear mom and dad. They are an example of a godly couple, and I have always admired them. And your dad is a lucky man because he gets to eat those delicious little individual corn breads that your mom makes out of white corn meal in that cast iron skillet. Now that is some kind of good cornbread! Love, Mom D

lila said...

I have only known your parents 11 or 12 yrs. and I think very highly of them and am amazed at all your Moma does. They have made a great impact in our lives. When we feel so over whelmed Jim I agree we need to visit your parents for strength and encouragement. We truly thank God for you and your family.

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