This Sunday, March 13th, marks my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary… I simply cannot believe that they are celebrating such a BIG, momentous milestone together and I am so fortunate to have this platform to be able to give a little bit of love to the world’s best parents [and no, I’m not biased at all, right?!?!]
To the two who taught me so much about life, guided me, stood by me through thick and thin, and have always been my two biggest cheerleaders, thank you. Thank you for the hard work ethic, for the drive and motivation to always do my best, for never allowing me to take no for an answer, for never settling for mediocre, for showing me about the kind of parent I want to be to my girls, and for helping me be a better wife and Christian.
I’m in awe of everything you two have accomplished… through the moves [oh how many houses did we live in when I was growing up?!?!], to the once-in-a-lifetime trips you took us on, to the nights we stayed in watching movies and playing cards, to the yearly beach trips, to the days you spent hours with me in the backyard perfecting my softball pitching skills, thank you is not even close to enough for the life lessons you have instilled in me along the way, and continue to teach even now.
You have always demonstrated what I hope to accomplish… to be exceptional parents, to be an amazing support system as my kids mature, to show that family always comes first, and you’ve always had an open door policy which you still do now. This may be why Jeff and I seek your opinions on so many decisions we make together, as I know you have learned so much throughout the years and your wisdom is something both Jeff and I admire as your road hasn’t always been easy, but you have always gone above and beyond.
Mom and Dad, I hope you enjoy this weekend, just the two of you, taking some time for some well-deserved R&R and to look back on 25 incredible years you’ve shared together… I love you more than you will ever know and I am SO proud to be your daughter.