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Thursday, June 3, 2010

true love

I wanted to be a wife as far back as I can remember.  I wanted a man that would tell me how beautiful I was and how much he loved me. I wanted to make him dinner and vacuum a house and iron his clothes for him.  I wanted to cuddle on the couch.
I had really high expectations of love and marriage.  I longed for an intense commitment that got me heartbroken before I found my husband.
I blame my parents.

Today is their anniversary, I'm sure that whatever they do will be romantic, no matter how simple or inexpensive.
I'm so thankful for their weird PDAs my whole life, and for the way that my dad just dotes on my mom.  I love the way you would walk around the corner and he'd be chasing after her in the kitchen.  I love their openness with how cute they think the other one is.
I also love their shared goals.  They love people and dedicate their life to them.  They have taught us so much about selflessness.
I also blame them for my wonderful view of marriage.  And for my desire to stick everything out.  And for my second-nature to run toward God for answers.
They're my heroes.

39 comments:

  1. awe WHAT a great post! - i blame my dad too! - he's toooooo awesome of a man :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  2. our families seem very very similar to each other and I LOVE that!!

    xoxo
    bB

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  3. :-) Beautiful post.....

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  4. That's so lovely! I bet that was awesome to grow up around!

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  5. Oh my, this is just too precious! What lovely parents you have. I, too come from a similar home and I am so thankful to God for the beautiful depiction of marriage and family my parents gave me. They led by example. So sweet, Sarah!

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  6. I hope this is how my daughter feels as well. I think the fact that these little moments are the things that stick out to you is lovely.

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  7. Soo sweet. What amazing role models of a godly marriage!

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  8. awwww this is such a lovely post!! congrats to your parents! it's sooo great when parents can be such good role models and you seem like a perfect daughter!!

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  9. This is really sweet. Your parents sound so wonderful.

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  10. I feel the same as you about marriage.. can't wait :) That's wonderful they taught you so much.

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  11. Happy Anniversary to the gorgeous and very happy couple! I'm glad you have such a high view of marriage. I wish that my parents had the love that my husband and I do, but hey sometimes love doesn't last forever.

    The hubs and I make our relationship better by growing with one another rather than growing apart from one another. I love him... he's my world and I hope one day my children view me as you view your parents.

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  12. This is such a sweet and inspirational post! Happy Anniversary to your amazing parents!

    xo
    Valerie

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  13. what a sweet tribute to them! they do have such a beautiful marriage!

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  14. Your parents sound sooo cute!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like yours too--I'm excited to hear how your mission trip goes!

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  16. you're so lucky to have grown up like that :) sounds like your parents are great role models!

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  17. I'm sure this is something they won't mind taking the blame for! =)

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  18. That's so great that you had them to look up to your whole life! Hope you're getting excited about Mexico!

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  19. omg what a cute picture- I feel the same way, my parents have an amazing relationship and I can't wait to be married someday :)

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  20. wow, that was a beautiful post. thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. i really appreciate that. love your blog too and i am now your newest follower. glad to meet you!

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  21. what a beautifully sweet anniversary post for your parents!!! :)

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  22. Ohh that is such a beautiful and sweet post!!! I wish them a great anniversary and I adore your blog! Thank you for stopping by...So sweet of you and I cant wait to see more of your great blog:)
    See you soon my lovely:)

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  23. First off, what a lovely blog! What a sweet post about your parents. I just read an article in a magazine, forgot which one, but it was all about how you should let your children see you kissing and showing affection, and all of the benefits it will have on them in the long run. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

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  24. Awesome! I hope my boys someday think like this...my husband and I have an awesome relationship, and my boys see this as well...always having fun together, laughing talking, loving...it is true that children lead by example...you go girl! and kudos to your parents.

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  25. Such a great post! You were truly lucky to grow up with such wonderful parents. It's something a lot of people lack and I'm happy you realize the blessing it is!

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  26. Aww you're so sweet. Happy Anniversry o your parents. You're blessed just as I to have 2 parents still happily married. It's surprising how rare it is these days.

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  27. What a great post! How awesome to have such a great role model for marriage!

    Happy Anniversary to your folks!

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  28. I love this post! What an adorable family you have! Happy anniversary to your parents...what a blessing they seem to be! :)

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  29. yaaaay!!! :) what truly awesome role models...your parents are so great, and it is awesome that you have such a wonderful example of love and commitment! :) happy anniversary to them!!

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  30. Awe, that's so sweet that they are so happily together. Happy Anniversary to them! It's rare to see a couple together so long and so happy, so this is nice to see.
    Just came across your blog & love it. You've got yourself a new follower :)
    xx

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  31. What amazing parents it sounds like you have!

    And what a fabulous upbringing you must have experienced :)

    Definitely love your blog and will continue coming back!

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  32. Aww.. I love your parents too!

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  33. Awe, now I think we all LOVE them for that.
    This world needs examples of faithful covenant... and those couples need to be applauded for stickin' it out.
    I have to admit, I'm thankful that they "ruined" you about your thoughts on marriage. ;)

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  34. this made me tear up.
    you are an angel.
    and your family is adorable.

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  35. Happy anniversary to your amazing parents! The picture of your family is too cute!

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  36. I love that about your parents. What great examples. I love your blog too... LOVE IT! Thanks for stumbling upon mine. Glad you did,too. :)

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  37. What a wonderful tribute! You are blessed indeed!

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Your words make my heart smile.