16 July 2009

In 1982, soon after my parents met.

I’m not planning on getting married,” to which my mother replied, “I’m moving to Chicago next month for college.”

This was one of their first conversations, but it was not their last. My parents “fell” in love. My mother did go to college, but returned home after staying only four months because she missed my father (I don’t think it was because she missed her job a McDonald’s).

My parents were married about a year later. I am so very thankful for God’s grace in their lives, and the miracle He performed. They were not Christians, but later in life He saved them, calling them into His service.

Breezy and I have been blessed to be raised in a Christian home, where we have grown closer as a family as we have grown closer to our Lord and Savior. I praise God for my parents and how He has used them to teach and train us — all in the fear of Him.

I am inspired by my parents. I am inspired by the way my parents serve, the way they study God’s Word (and share with us), and the way that they fear the Lord and not man. I will be forever grateful for my faithful parents!

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
And his children will have refuge.
” – Proverbs 14:27

In 2009, now married for 26 years. (Photo by Breezy)

I love you Daddy and Momma!

  1. 14 Responses to “A wedding took place 26 years ago today!”

  2. Rachel on Jul 17, 2009 said:

    Wow! My parents just had their 25th anniversary on Tuesday! =:D Congratulations to them! I love to hear about couples who God has led to Himself and who have remained faithful to Him and to each other! It’s such an encouragement to me! =:)


  3. Hannah on Jul 17, 2009 said:

    Wish your parents a happy anniversary for me, Emily!
    My parents will be celebrating their 22nd anniversary this fall :-D


  4. { jessica } on Jul 17, 2009 said:

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!

  5. Miss Jen on Jul 17, 2009 said:

    How beautiful!! :)
    What a lovely testimony!!
    Happy, Happy Anniversary to your
    dear parents!

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

  6. The Southern Housewife on Jul 18, 2009 said:

    What amazing pictures of them! Love it! And I know aging is considered a ‘bad’ thing in our society but I just love how you can see the laugh lines brought on by joyful memories, and the hair color change brought on my God’s wisdom and your mother’s security in her beauty. I love that they are still smiling in love all these years later. Blessings to them on thier anniversary!

  7. Rebecca on Jul 18, 2009 said:

    thats so wonderful Emily! thank you for sharing your parents story of how God has worked in their lives! Happy anniversary to them both!

    In Him,

  8. Sara on Jul 18, 2009 said:

    Awww, what a blessing!

  9. Ëarwen on Jul 18, 2009 said:

    I’m certainly glad your parents got married – if they hadn’t, I wouldn’t have met you! ;)
    The top picture is SO CUTE!!!!

  10. Miss Eyebright on Jul 18, 2009 said:

    I love the top picture!!! It is so neat to hear of people who have stayed together, and plan on staying together for the rest of their lives. It is kind of sad that that is so rare these days. Thanks for the good example!! :)

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  11. Paige on Jul 19, 2009 said:

    Love the photos!

  12. Deb on Jul 19, 2009 said:

    That is the sweetest thing and I LOVE the pictures.

  13. Julia on Jul 20, 2009 said:

    How sweet! Congratulations to your parents! Mine just had their 20th a while back. Amazing, hmm? :)


  14. BelovedAimee on Jul 22, 2009 said:

    your dad was a hottie :)

    congrats to them, what a blessing! <3

  15. ning fathia on Jul 28, 2009 said:

    Wow!! Who took that picture 26 years ago?? Must be as talented as the one who took it now, I love both photos, on second thought, I love EVERY photos i see in this blog. Great blog, great read.

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