Monday, July 27, 2009

Diamond

Back in June the kids and I trekked to Wisconsin to help my dad's parents celebrate their 60th (!!!) wedding anniversary. 60 years people. They were high school sweethearts...


They renewed their vows and stood proudly together.


Sixty years, six children, twenty-one (I think!) grandchildren, and five great grandchildren add up to quite the married life.

My Aunt Kathleen made them a beautiful scrapbook filled with thoughts and memories written by their children and grandchildren. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever held in my hands. Our family is certainly not without its troubles, but I'd say they are far outweighed by blessings.

Tonight Matt and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary. Nothing would make me happier than to proudly be standing beside him in another 53 years. (We'll probably have colonized the moon by then, so the pictures will be really neat.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kelsey and Matt! Seven years is a good start to 60 ;) Enjoy the journey! love, Kristi and family

Mommy Daisy said...

That is so sweet! What an amazing testament to marriage from your grandparents.

And Congrats to you on 7 wonderful years! (I forgot your anniversary was so close to mine.)

desperate housewife said...

Sixty years... That's amazing! And frankly, these days, seven years is pretty amazing too, especially having been through some rough times like bedrest and a preemie. If you're still standing strong after that, I bet you'll be there in fifty three years, too!

CARRIE said...

I love it when couples stay together this long, and are happy about it. Congrats to them and their family.

Pam said...

Awww, bless. That's wonderful! Do you have a picture of them at their wedding day? I'd love to see it.
Congrats to you too!

Hillary or Ryan said...

I love this post. I love how happy they both look in these pictures. It makes my eyes tear up. And congratulations on your 7 years together too! :)

samantha said...

Happy anniversary! We hit 7 years in May :-)