Friday, July 2, 2010

A real-life fairy tale

For those who are fortunate enough to be able to witness a true happily-ever-after,
you understand what I mean when I say:
what a blessing.

Today, 33 years ago, a boy met a girl in her front yard.
Little did either know that day, 5 years later, they would become man and wife.
Nor did they know that 27 years after that,
they would have 3 (if I may say so myself, AWESOME) children,
and be counting the days down to retirement.

In today's world, a real-life fairy tale, with an honest-to-goodness happily-ever-after
is such a rarity.

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for being such role models for happiness.
You have given me such hope for what is to come.
I know, by watching you, that marriage is hard work.
I also know how important it is to be a team.
But most of all, I know how amazing it is to not just be in love, but to stay in love with your best friend.

Thank you for being so strong for each other (and for us) through the tough times.
And thank you for sharing all of the wonderful memories that you two have made through the years.
To me, you two are living proof that happily-ever-after truly does exist,
and that even in real-life, fairy tales do come true.

Thank you for your perseverance, your patience, your hope, your prayers
and most of all, your love.

Here's to 27 more!

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