Everlasting Love

201When my parents came out to visit a couple of months back, in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary, I snapped a few pictures of them together. It’s not often (actually, it never happens) that my parents take photos together just the two of them. Their love for their family has always been first and foremost, so it’s never been at the top of their priority list to take a moment to focus on themselves and the love that they have shared for 25 amazing years of marriage. I wanted to celebrate their beauty, their youth, their love and commitment, and the joy and laughter they have together by trying to capture it as best I could (since I am not even close to being a photographer) and give them a chance to see themselves as I see them. These are just a few of my favorites.133159145167162178182My parents have been such a blessing and an incredible example to me as two godly people joined in a godly marriage. They often, in so many ways, have exemplified faithfulness and trust, passion and compassion, laughter and joy, and the true meaning of love through their every day lives. I had a very clear image of the qualities I was looking for in a husband long before I found him because of them. I couldn’t be more proud and in awe of them as they turn this major milestone in their lives together, and with such stride! I thank God so much that he made them my parents, I would not be where I am today without them and without the love they have for each other.107061Happy 25th Anniversary, Mom and Dad. Thank you for being the best parents in the world, I am so glad God blessed you both with each other.

“Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The Lord do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.” – Ruth 1:16-17

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