My Parents: 49 Years of Inspiration, Perspiration, and Love for Each Other and Us

My Dad’s 73rd birthday was today and my Mom sent a picture she took of them. I really like it. As I looked at it I thought of all the blood, sweat, and tears that they have put into making their marriage work all these years. Although their hair is silver and they move a little slower than they once did, their hearts and spirits are more than ready to pick up the slack and do the hard work required.  I was lucky enough to spend last weekend with them and got to see how much they love each other, working together to accomplish things that have proven difficult with age. Their love for each other and for my brother and I is an inspiration and I am challenged to follow their lead. Their 49th anniversary is next month and while I won’t be able to join them in person, I am hopeful that they will be able to feel my love and appreciation for them long distance. Happy Birthday Dad and Happy Anniversary in advance to you both, Mom and Dad. I love you very much and am so grateful for the job you have done as husband and wife and as my parents! I have big shoes to fill.

Brad

Arvis & Wanda - Dad's 73rd bday

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