Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
I forgot to mention this yesterday:
Happy 30-Year Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
You have set an example for us, your children, in how to make a marriage last. Your commitment to each other means that Colleen and I have a much better chance of making it to 30 years in our marriages, too.
Your consistent love and faithfulness to each other has been a foundation in our lives, unwavering even through hard times. You’ve shown us what commitment means; your marriage is a tribute to you and a reflection of God’s love for us. You’ve provided us with a safe, loving, reliable port to come to no matter what storms buffeted us. You cared for us (and innumerable hamsters, not to mention fish, Sneaky, Truffles, PC, Carmel, two chinchillas, and a couple cats), stayed at jobs that were at times stressful or boring or depressing, saved for our educations, took care of your house, paid off your mortgage, supported missionaries, took in foster children and single moms and a plethora of visitors — and still managed to be an example of love, weirdness, commitment, and affection in marriage.
Thank you for everything. Well done. We love you.
Here’s to at least another 30 weird years.