Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Today is a very special day in the lives of my Mom and Dad.  Today is their 49th Wedding Anniversary, just one year shy of the coveted Golden Anniversary!  Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

It is hard to imagine that 49 years ago today my parents were off going to the Justice of the Peace, eloping after just a few months of dating.  My parents were a blind date — and I guess  you could say that the date worked out quite well!

I have so much respect and love for my parents, it is really hard for me to put my feelings for them into words.  But you know me, I’m going to try!

As I’ve gotten older and hopefully wiser (although Dad would probably disagree with the wiser part of it) I’ve come to realize that there are so many little things that really contribute to become the man you are (well, not in my sister’s case, cause she isn’t a man…)

In any event, seeing my parents work hard at their marriage, seeing them sacrifice this luxury or that thing they wanted because something else was needed, those little lessons that they taught Robin and I became learning lessons in life for us to teach our kids.

Being married to Cindy for almost 13 years has taught me one valuable lesson: Being married and loving your wife is the easy part; what makes marriage difficult is when outside influences, such as job stress, school issues, the economy, etc, come into play into your relationship.  It is those outside influences that play the major roles in making a marriage hard work.

The biggest key that I’ve learned is that it is extremely important to love your wife, and to tell her that, day in and day out.  Those sorts of lessons, I learned from my parents by observing their marriage.

So, today, Mom and Dad, I congratulate you, I raise my glass to you, and I celebrate the life that you have had together, and the life that you will continue to have in the years to come.

I thank you for the influence that you have had in making me the man that I am, and I give God thanks for you both every day.  Most of all, I love you.  Happy Anniversary!  May God bless you with many more years of wedded bliss!

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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16 Responses to “Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad”

  1. Very well said, Mike! Happy anniversary to your parents. I wish them many more years of happiness to come :)

  2. I can only pray that I will be nearly as admired and loved by my two sons- you are one of kind Mike. (And I guess that must mean that you parents are too!)

  3. As usual you are very eloquent. Thanks for doing this, we were (and are) very fortunate!
    Love,
    Robin

  4. You have written a very touching and beautiful Anniversary gift to your parents. Wishing them many more happy years together!