This Mother's Day weekend was triple special for me- firstly, I got to celebrate my first Mother's Day; secondly, my mom was here and thirdly, this weekend was my parents' wedding anniversary. On Friday, May 6th they celebrated 38 years of marriage!! We took them for a surprise celebratory picnic at Great Falls, then on Saturday we showed them Hidden Brook Winery, the place where Michael and I got married 5 1/2 years ago. Sunday was a beautiful day too- great church service, a bus trip to downtown DC and the Waterfront seafood market experience in the evening.
In the six weeks my parents have been here with us, I got to see how much they've become one over the years. They are the cutest pair- they always wait for each other when I set up lunch for them, if I give a piece of chocolate to mom while my dad works outside, she breaks it in half and takes the other half to my dad. Or if I give dad something, he always makes sure mom gets a taste of it too. As a kid I didn't understand the tight bond between them, but now that I am married and experience marriage myself, I can see how inseparable they are. I am so proud to have such a strong example of how married people should beautifully grow old with each other. It was an honor to have them with us while they celebrated almost forty years of marriage together and I am praying that God will give me wisdom on how to follow in their footsteps in my own marriage adventure.
Love you Mom and Dad! Thank you for being the awesome parents you are!