(yes, I'm "borrowing" my mothers blog today, so that you hear about this BIG event! :D shhh....lets try to get 18 comments to celebrate! :D)
Today, 18 years ago, our parents were married in a little Baptist church in Penn Yan, NY. Little did they dream that only 18 short years later.......they would be the happy parents of 3 and a 1/2 DOZEN children (figure that out!), live on a big farm, have a music ministry with their family, remodel their home twice, survive a mini flood, & go to prison together! (singing....not residing there.....:D)
I think if they would've known all that (esp. about all those naughty children they were gonna have :D) they would have been a bit overwhelmed, but thankfully God brings "everything in it's time & it's season." We children are SO thankful for the vow they made 18 years ago........the vow that has held them together through "thick n thin"....and the vow that will keep them together until the day they die. On of my most precious memories of my parents is the times they have talked with us about the importance of the wedding vow, & the commitment that marriage involves. Because of their love & faithfulness to each other, they are building a legacy of faithfulness for generations to come! We are so glad that God brought them together (all the way from IA to NY!) and that they made the decision to welcome all of the "blessings" (children) that God sent them. Because of that, we are now very blessed to be the happy children of the best parents in the world!! :D(yes, they are.....)
Happy Anniversary Daddy & Mommy! May God bless you with many more years together! We love you!!
~Chelsy, Mitchell, Allison, Carson, Joshua, Denver, Taylor, Elizabeth, & Hudson
(written by Chelsy)
"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Matt. 19:6b
"Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." Psalm 127:1