Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Happy 26th anniversary, Mom and Dad!  This is better than the Silver Anniversary.  Why?  It’s the next one.  The next one is always better than the previous one.  (Perhaps I could say, “Happy first anniversary of the second 25”?)

Thanks for being an example of the Trinity — very much one, yet very different.  Thanks for being an example of Christ and the Church — lovingly sacrificing, humbly submitting, and leading your children to love God.  Thanks for teaching me what kind of man to be, and what kind of woman to marry.

It’s been a blessing to see you model the covenant-love that Solomon writes about:

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealously is fierce as the grave.  Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.  Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.  If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised (Songs 8:6-7).

I love you both!