Monday, August 15, 2011

*36

36 years of marriage.
36 years of I do.
I do. I do. I do.
I do want to make supper.
I do not mind if you snore.
I do want to be with you forever and ever
until the end of time.
36 years of happy and sad.
36 years of making it work.
Your way? My way? 
Our way.
Together.
36 years of Nescafe instant coffee in the morning before he goes to work.
36 years of plastic cups he carries to the car.
36 years of washing the plastic cups when he remembers to bring them in once or twice a week.
36 years of washing stinky socks.
36 years of Blair catalog shopping.
36 years of taming a pack rat.
36 years of pets.
36 years of gardens.
36 years of farm dreaming.
36 years filled with babies.
3 personalities.
3 college educations.
3 grown ups.
3 marriages.
6 grandkids.
36 years of family is everything.
36 years of hugs and kisses.
36 years of grocery store roses on Valentines Day.
36 years of Dearie and Sweetie.
36 years of love.
Love during happy times.
Love during sad and mad times.
Love through all times.
36 years of Daddy doing the grocery shopping.
36 years of Mommy hating to drive.
36 years of overtime.
36 years of together.
36 years of experiencing life together.
Together forever.
Thank you for the example you are to me.
You didn't give up when times got tough.
You showed me the way.
One load of dirty socks at a time.
Love, your favorite kid,
Becky

Happy Anniversary Mommy and Daddy.
You've taught me the most important thing in life:
how to love.

69 comments:

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Aww Happy Anniversary to your parents!! I really hope we can do the same!!

Oh Jazmyn

June Freaking Cleaver said...

What a beautiful tribute...may we all have 36 years x2 of wedded bliss!

tinajo said...

That is just lovely - they look so sweet! :-)

Kylie and Amber said...

36 years is such a milestone these days! I am sure they are looking forward to 36 more! Congratualtions to your parents and what beautiful words and a beautiful tribute to your patents and their life together!

The Incredible Woody said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! What wonderful examples they are!!

Gigi said...

What a beautiful post! Congratulations to your parents; we could all take a lesson from them about marriage.

oceangirl said...

Very beautiful and what a blessful life. Congratulations Becky's Mommy and Daddy.

Mari said...

Just beautiful! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Mark said...

Wonderful!
Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad and here's to another 36 years of love and commitment!
Your Friend, m.

Southern Gal said...

Happy Anniversary to them!

Tamar SB said...

So special! Happy anniversary to your folks!!

Bevy said...

What a wonderful and lovely tribute to your parents.

God's richest blessings for many more. Would you let them know - I say hello and that I say Happy Anniversary?

***

The other day I read a comment of yours, Becky on FGP's blog.... about oilcloth. You mentioned your grammy. I don't know if you were talking about Mabel...but it made me think of her. :) Memories.

Buckeroomama said...

Happy anniversary to your parents, Becky!

Nobody does these kinds of posts better. I loved reading this and I loved feeling the love in this post. :)

mindy said...

what a great post! Happy Anniversary to your parents on this very special (and nowadays, rare) milestone!!
M

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

This is so beautiful, B...and congratulations to your sweet parents! My mom & dad celebrated 50 years recently. A rarity these days for sure.

jen@odbt said...

So sweet! Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!!! Love the pictures and post.

Susan said...

Oh how sweet. I know your parents will treasure this forever.

Happy Anniversary to them.

Happy Day to you♥

Pumpkin Delight said...

That is so impressive!

stephanie garcia said...

You have beautifully captured the simple, significant moments in your photos and words ... what a perfect tribute to two special people.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful tribute to your parents. happy anniversary to them.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Anniversary to your awesome parents what a wonderful example they are.

mamamia said...

Beautiful!

Maddy said...

36 years of love...that's all I see in these pictures! Love, love, love! Congratulations to your parents!

Sue said...

Such a touching tribute to your parents, who have to be absolutely loving this post!

=)

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!!! This is such a wonderful post...I can feel the love of their marriage coming through your words!

Kayce said...

Wonderful post and tribute to your parents! Happy Anniversary to them!

Skeller said...

gosh, Becky - I do so love the way you honor the people you love. You're awesome :-). And Happy Anniversary to your dear parents - may they enjoy many many more amazing years together!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

oh girlie this was just amazingly beautiful. what a wonderful tribute to your folks and the 36 years of life they have had together. loved this!!!

Amy Cappelli said...

Awww, '36 years of Dearie and Sweetie.' Such a beautiful tribute to your parents' love for each other. I'm so glad that you shared this with all of us. I find it inspiring as our 15th wedding anniversary is coming next week.

Mighty M said...

This was such a sweet blog post - you have a gift for words and pictures! Happy Anniversary to them both. LOVE your new blog layout!!

Casey Freeland said...

This is beautiful Becky. Your parents are lucky to have you. :) I can only hope that my love and I are teaching our children how to love. I think we are.

Cheers to you and your folks,

Casey

alessandra said...

How sweet, love is everything! :)

Keetha Broyles said...

Such a good and true post - - - so well done.

We too are at 36 years and I'd just add one more thing - - - 36 years of WORKING to keep the marriage strong.

Jodi said...

ohhhh so beautiful!!!
Congratulations!

Margaret Almon said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! What an awesome tribute--you have a real talent for capturing telling details.

frecklesandfences said...

Wow, what a legacy! Happy anniversary to them. :)

Charmaine Poulin said...

Amazing!!!! Congratulations to them...and you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is the sweetest tribute ever. They are a wonderful example for us all...except for the instant coffee. :)

Your sister told me she was the favorite. I am just sayin'...

Teachinfourth said...

Put it all together and that equals a whole lot of love...

Shey said...

That is so amazing Becky! Happy Anniversary to your parents! God bless them they are such great example to young married people =)

Anne U said...

Beautiful photos, it's my parents' wedding anniversary today too, 31 years.

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I read this beautiful post this morning and tried to comment but my phone was being ornery and wouldn't let me. I just had to come back tonight to let you know what a touching post this is. I love the photos, your heartfelt and eloquent words and your sweet sincerity. Your parents are too cute. What a great reminder to celebrate every year of marriage whether 6, 36 or 56. You are one-of-a-kind special, Becky! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Petra said...

That was beautiful. I wish my dad was still here...

Roger Owen Green said...

endurance. my folks were married 50 years when my dad died 11 years ago.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Shel said...

such a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Wanda said...

Sniff, sniff, giggle, sigh........... What a lovely tribute. And such lucky parents to have such a loving daughter.

Sarah said...

Awww Becky. I love this post. So very sweet. Happy Anniversary to your parents.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

How lovely and sweet! Congratulations to your parents on 36 years! So wonderful!!

Dana said...

Simply beautiful.

Allison Hoffman said...

congrats & happy anniversary to your mom & dad - what a beautiful tribute!

fromthebungalow said...

Sweet and simple. Beautiful.

melifaif said...

What an awesome post!?! I adore this....THAT is love. This post is all love. Here's to 36 more....

Gigi Ann said...

What a beautiful tribute to your parents. Happy 36th Anniversary to them.

Pix-Ology said...

What an amzing post, it's funny how in the end it's the ordinary everyday things that matter the most. So grateful we are able to capture those moments :)
Happy anniversary to them!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful, touching,and an amazing journal of the Event called life.
Happy Anniversary to your very special parents Becky.
The love just oozes from your words and photos.

kris... said...

Aw, what an awesome post.

TechnoBabe said...

I love that you show your mom and dad in regular people light. I like your mom's head on the pillow while she sleeps on the couch. I like your dad in the recliner. Regular folk. I hope their anniversary is as special for them as it can be. You are a loving daughter.

Maria said...

What a beautiful post, Becky. Happy Anniversary to your lovely parents...what a tribute. I love Love!

georgia b. said...

what a heart-warming post! so nice to see that kind of love and commitment. my mom and dad were married 41 years before my dad passed... like you, they were the best example of sticking it through... through the good, the bad, the sad, the mundane, the happy... all of it! five kids, little money, lots of creativity.

love your blog and photos, too! i'm now a "follower".

Stasha said...

Happy anniversary to your parents. Hope you all have a lovely time celebrating.

Sharon said...

Aww Becky I just love your posts. Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Jen said...

That was a truly lovely post!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Becky, this is just gorgeous!!!

I added a link, but I dont' know what it was for! :-)

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Lovely, lovely post!

Kristen said...

This is such a beautiful post.

Rachel said...

Your parents are beautiful. And look at the treasures of their investments... two generations later.

Amazing.

Ness said...

This. is. precious.

and Kaish's hair is epic. Awesomeness.

- dls - said...

ahhh - i just read this "36" post. Happy Anniversary to your parents. My parents celebrated 36 years this year also in August. :)

critters and crayons said...

What a beautiful post! I'm actually finding your blog after realizing that all those months ago, I could have totally responded to all the comments on my Myth of the Super Mom post at Scary Mommy! I hardly responded to anyone thinking it would be breaking some guest post etiquette- I was a new blogger. Well, better late than never!