Last summer, my siblings and I surprised our parents with a 40th Anniversary party. I snuck into my parents attic, found my mother’s wedding veil and put it on her when she walked into the party. I have never seen her smile so broad, giggle so freely or kiss my Dad so much. It is a night I will never forget.

Thank you Mom, for marrying Dad 40 years ago. Thank you for teaching me perseverance. You have lived your life to be my mother, making sacrifices along the way. I hope 26 years from now, when my children celebrate this milestone with me, I look just like you: Happy.

Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

Proverbs 31:28
children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”


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    Your mom is beautiful! I hope I live long enough for my kids to rise up and call me blessed just like you have done!

    You are priceless…and funny…and smart…and a darn good floor mopper.

    Tis cool to be your blogging friend.

    Becky the maid.

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    I am so happy for you and the milestone your family celebrated. My mother REFUSED to allow us to have a 50th wedding anniversary party. It saddens me so much for my dad wanted one badly. What an accomplishment and how sad to not honor it. But we did go to Alaska on a cruise instead!!! So I forgave her!

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    She looks so happy! Look how cute she looks under her veil.

    My kids break out the monstrosity that is my 90’s veil at our anniversary party, I will divorce their Dad just to spite them. I was a lovely bride in spite of my ridiculous taste in Bridal attire. Sheesh.


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    You can just see the joy on her face! What a sweet idea and picture!
    My husband and I have celebrated 11 and that seems like a lot, until you see people who have really devoted their lives to each other for so long.

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    I posted my picture and then thought I’d check around to see who else had posted what. Then I saw that you were posting and just had to come and say hi. That photo you posted? Well all I can say is ….. Awww, that’s so very sweet!

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