Friday, August 29, 2008

60 years of love and marriage

Happy 60th Anniversary to my parents, Jean & Paul
Love and marriage go together like .... my folks.  They just celebrated their Sixtieth Anniversary.  They are my parents and they are truly two of the most amazing people in my life.
Strength, compassion, hard work, and love, have carried them through life with amazing grace. Through better and worse, they have always made the best of it.  For richer or poorer, they have always been grateful for all they have, sharing simple goodness from the heart.

My father raised on a a farm, one of nine and my Mom, one of four - grew up in the city of Louisville.  They have remained Kentuckians their entire life, born and bred.   I am one of the lucky seven children.  As a mom, I am in awe of anyone with that many children and that many years of love and marriage.  It is not for the weak nor the timid.

The best thing about my parents is their positive outlook.  They both look in the same direction - that is when they are not looking at one another.    Now that is what I call true love.

32 comments:

Marnie said...

lovely tribute -

Kathleen said...

How nice. They look really happy. You are lucky!

Ivy Lane said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! What a great milestone! Mine celebrated 50 years this past January. Such inspiration these couples are especially today when the stats for divorce are crazy out of the ball park! Because of my parents' influence, I feel my marriage will last just as long! 22 years and going strong!

Kwana said...

Happy Anniversary to Jean and Paul. You know how I love them. They are such an inspiration!

Mary-Laure said...

Congratulations!
Inspirational.
Your mum's super pretty.

Sandra said...

thanks ladies, only 39 years for me to make it to 60.
whoo hoo... I think I can, I think I can....

Be the change..... said...

Happy Anniversary, mom and pops!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely, lovely anniversary tribute! They look delightful. It is such a blessing for a child to have the gift of positive parents. I wish them a most happy day.

And you, as well.

annechovie said...

Congratulations to your parents! What a lovely couple and a great legacy! Have a great holiday weekend, Patricia!

KricketM said...

Happy Happy 60th Anniversary! What an inspiration!

Lovebird said...

So sweet!

CC said...

Patricia!!! What a lovely tribute to your parents.

Abundant blessings for many more happy years together!!!!

(PS...How's your son feeling???)

My Notting Hill said...

Lovely - expecially those last few lines. Hope your son is feeling better. Thinking of you.

Natasha said...

Wow!! Thats really awesome, my parents just clocked 34 yrs, marriage is beautiful. Not there yet though, soon hopefully :)

enc said...

I'm in awe of any couple who can make marriage work. Congratulations to them.

erika said...

Yeah! Love me some Kentuckians!!! Louisvillians to boot!

Melissa Lewis said...

How precious! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

N said...

Happy Anniversary! They have half a century on us...today is our anniversary. What a wonderful inspiration.

Mrs.French said...

such a love story...makes me smile all over.

Kim said...

WoW - 60 years!!

MIMILEE said...

AWWWWW....How precious! I love your mom and dad......they are cutie pies!
I know you feel very blessed to be their daughter and I am sure the feelings are mutual!
"Honor Thy Father and Mother, so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." AMEN!

I may want to commission you to do a rendering of my home sweet home (pictured)....I have always wanted one to use for cards and such...<><

Best Regards,
Lee <><

kari and kijsa said...

A beautiful tribute!
Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Melissa said...

I just found your blog via Pamela Terry and Edward.

What an amazing artist you are.

Happy Anniversary to your parents. May they have many more.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

littlebyRD said...

Very inspiring! I love your description of their positive outlook. Congrats to the happy couple!

Love Your Homes said...

What a lovely couple, your parents.....and how kindly they they pay each other respect in life. That's what I call love, lucky you...Ingela

Tara said...

Patricia

How wonderful for them! Isn't that such a nice thing for your children to see?

Thanks for your extra kind words regarding my dad, he's up and running and I am back at blogging! Happy beginning of school (yuck--making lunches!:0(

Tara

steviewren said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! And thank you pve for visiting my blog while I was away on vacation.

la la Lovely said...

Congratulations to your parents. What a lovely post. I'm inspired by the looking in the same direction or looking after each other bit. So true and simple yet so overlooked sometimes. What a wonderful, loving family you are blessed with!

heidi said...

one of the sweetest posts ever!

MichelleandWinstontheWestie said...

So sweet! Congrats to them both. One of seven children?! Wow- that is so impressive!!!

katiedid said...

Aaww! What wonderful role models! I can see where you get your gracious heart from. They must be very lovely people. Congrats!

simply seleta said...

Everything about this post is inspirational. And you are so right, it's not for the weak or timid. Amen sista.

Your parents are precious!!! And have given you countless blessings by staying together and providing a stable, loving home for you to grow and blossom as a child.

sidenote: I will have to live to see 93 to make it to this anniversary. Whoa.