27 October 2011


twenty-five years.

it's a long time. a long time to wait, a long time to live somewhere, a long time to love.
a long time to stick around with someone.

my mum and dad had their 25th anniversary on Tuesday, and I know this is a little late, but I wanted to tell you all how wonderful they are. here entereth my bragging rights.

by the time my mum and dad were 18, they had a baby, a house, a car, jobs and a not a whole heap of money.
how did you guys do it?

by the time they were 27, they had had four kids, they had moved to the other side of the world, another house, and not a whole heap of money.
how did you guys do it?

by the time they were 30 they accepted Christ as their Saviour.
now I know how you do it.

by the time they were 36, they were grandparents, they moved for the 8th time, they lived in a house bus with 3 teenagers.
how on earth did you do that?

by the time they were 40, they had three grandchildren, moved back to the other side of the world, lived by faith, moved for the 13th time and totally rocked.
I'm not even gonna ask how you do it. You just do it.

as of right now, you have been married for 25 years. you have put up with us kids and showed us what true faith in Christ is. I love you both. so much. happy anniversary.


  1. Wow. Wow. And a million other wow's. Happy Anniversary. (I'm speechless...)

  2. Oh, this was so sweet.
    And even more so is that they've been married for 25 years.
    What a blessing it is to have parents that are lovingly committed to each other...for better or for worse, richer or poorer.

  3. Congratulations 'Mum and Dad'!!! May God continue to bless you in the years to come and use in His service, as He so clearly has done already in all the lives you've touched. Hope you had an incredible time. We love you and miss you all xxxxx Happy Anniversary :)

  4. happy anniversary you guys! how sweet♥

  5. how precious!

    congratulations to your lovely parents!

  6. well those are some great bragging rights. i don't know how they do it, but they do it well :))
    -jocee <3

  7. Aww. Brownie points to them!

  8. Leah;) Your, R-H-F30 October 2011 at 22:41

    Aww;) This is so sweet!;) Love this Jess;) Sounds a lot like my parents too, they have been married for 23 years actually they just had their anniversary in September;), and they got married when my mom was eighteen and my dad nineteen;)It's so awesome when parents have been married so long, isn't it? Haha, Although they settled down, and now they have 8 kids!;) LOL
    Great post Jess! And happy anniversary to your parents;)

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