Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrating milestones.

Yesterday was my parents 40th wedding anniversary. My parents were so young when they married - Mum was 18 and Dad was 21 - still growing up really. To be honest there were times when I wondered if they would be together for the long haul. But I have realised in recent years that they do love each other deeply and they make it work, even if it's not always hearts and flowers. They've raised two kind, loving daughters (if I do say so myself) and have been wonderful grandparents to four grandsons and one little granddaughter. We are very blessed that their love and commitment created the family we cherish today.

This pic is a favourite memory of mine. It is my wedding day (obviously) and I was so proud to have BOTH my parents walk me down the aisle. They both put so much love into raising me (and my sister) and they both took pride in presenting me, on this special day, to begin my own family with Danny.

As a gift to my parents, we had some family portraits taken. I think these pics are a celebration of the family that they have created. Both Mum and Dad got quite emotional when we gave them these on 24" square canvases.

 Happy 40th Anniversary Mum and Dad. Thanks for all the happy memories so far. May there be many, many more.