They pray, they laugh, they work hard, they serve others first, they love the Word and study it faithfully, they ski, they walk, they bike, they are musical, they are devoted to each other and to their children and grandchildren... they are my wonderful in laws!
It is with deepest thanks to the LORD that we celebrated our parents' 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. Joshua 24:15 was their wedding text 50 years ago, and we are so blessed and thankful that they have lived out that verse for the past 50 years! This blessing has been passed on to their children and to their grandchildren.
At the festivities on Friday night, each of their children proposed a toast with words of thanks for different things that have been exemplified by their parents. They spoke words of gratitude regarding living a balanced life of work, leisure, and serving others, being spiritual role models, strong work ethic, enjoying various physical activities and family time, and faithfulness for 50 years. It is my prayer that we as a family will be continue to be blessed by their godly marriage for many more years and that we learn to follow their example and also make the choice "As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."