June 24, 2011

on a love to admire...

true love.
My parents. One of the sweetest couples in the world.

Married when they were just kids (well, nineteen and twenty-three), raised three daughters, moved here and there throughout Washington State, opened their home and hearts to foster babies, added two other girls to the family through adoption, survived many overseas deployments with the Navy and overtime shifts with the State Patrol, managed to tackle many teenage meltdowns with an amazing amount of grace, happily continuing to homeschool year after year, trusting steadily in God no matter what comes their way, supporting each of their children in every way possible, supporting each other with every breath they take.

my adorable parents.
I love that my dad still calls my mom "poopsie" and showers her with kisses. I love that my mom looks at my dad like he is her hero. I love that he can always make her laugh and she can always make him the best apple pie he's ever had. I love that I can't even remember a time when they didn't get along—which I know is almost unheard of in this day and age. I love that their marriage gives me so much hope and faith in my own.
I see them and all I can think is how I hope my husband and I are still so in love after more than 30 years of marriage. My mom once told me, "You and Jay remind me of us."

And it was probably the greatest thing a girl could ever hope to hear.

22 comments :

  1. Your parents sound wonderful and so wonderful together! What a sweet, sweet little love story. ♥

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  2. Oh man, tears in my eyes... That's so lovely and cute. :)

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  3. I am amazed at love that endures through time. Amazed at how far growth is seen and the end results of it all. From what I've read your parents are amazing since I know it's not easy when your husband is part of the military. But overall thru perseverance I can see the end results now for where I want to be. Thank you for sharing love :-)

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  4. Seriously inspirational. Beautiful post!

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  5. What amazing role models to grow up with! This post made my heart leap and I had to comment.. I am engaged to a sailor, and what you wrote about your parents gives me hope that love and faith can endure all the trials that will come our way. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  6. Your parents are clearly so wonderful. This is ia lovely post.

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  7. This is so lovely and cute :)
    You can def see how much in love they are!

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  8. So so so sweet. You can see how much they love one another. Thank you for sharing this us!

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  9. A wonderful inspiration for newly weds and lovebirds

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  10. This brought tears to my eyes, I love reading about couples like this. I think of the way my grandparents were up until my grams left us in January. Such strong examples are so precious! What a great inspiration. :)

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  11. That's so sweet! I see soooo many couples my parents' age divorcing and going through obvious rough patches that it's so reassuring to see that it's possible to still be so in love after so long.

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  12. This is such a beautiful post. The last part made me tear up a little. Love like that is so rare and it's just lovely to see it still exists.

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  13. What a great post! It seems it's so rare to find couples that have been together for a long time these days.

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  14. Your parents are adorable :) (we had foster kids (err sisters?), too! that was very interesting to say the least).

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  15. This is so sweet Kerri. Your parents seem like such a beautiful couple. The world needs more people like them.

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  16. That made me teary-eyed. SO beautiful. You are so lucky to have such great people to look up to. Very blessed!

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  17. Ok, this made me tear up. What an incredible legacy you have. My example of marriage was about the exact opposite of that, but my hope is that my children can say about my husband and I what you've said of your parents.

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  18. Oh, this is so sweet :)

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  19. Faithful, loving parents have got to be one of the greatest blessings in this world. And they are becoming more and more rare. I love the last 2 lines of this post. Brought tears to my eyes.

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  20. this is pretty much the cutest thing I've ever read :)

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  21. I love this, your parents are so precious, their relationship sounds like such a treasure! And what a blessing to you kids to have that example in your lives <3

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