Friday, June 18, 2010

Lloyd and Maxine

Today would have been my parents' 71st wedding anniversary! And no, they weren't alive during the Revolutionary War.

My mother was graduated from high school in the spring of 1938. Just a year later, on June 18th, 1939, she celebrated her nineteenth birthday by getting married to my dad. The two had a good marriage that ended with my mother's death in 2006. They'd been married nearly 67 years! And really, it didn't end then for my dad. He thought about her, missed her, and longed to see her.

Both of my parents had an abiding faith in God that was the solid Rock upon which their relationship was based. They weren't perfect, they were normal people - sinners, saved by God's grace.

Faith in God is what helped them weather the trials that any marriage has, plus some exceedingly difficult times. They turned to God not only when their hearts were broken, but also when they were filled with joy and thankfulness. Walking God's path was simply part of their life together.

P.S. My dad is now 93. He still loves God. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

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Caution/Lisa said...

Visiting via Friday Follow. What a very, very sweet post!

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Michelle said...

Visiting from TT Friday Follow. Thanks for sharing this touching story of your parents and the secret to their successful marriage. So true. Looking forward to reading more about your blog-

Denise said...

Such a heart touching post. My dear momma passed away in 2006 also.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a sweet heart felt post....Happy Friday

Unknown said...

I loved this post. You are so lucky to still have your dad. Wish him a Happy Fathers Day for me.

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Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

What a wonderful tribute! They sound like amazing parents to have! Happy Father's Day to your dad!

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Tami said...

Judy: I remember all the wonderful times and conversations I have had with your parents when he would bring your mom into the restaurant. Then the time came when you started coming in with them and so they could "share" whatever they were having. They would go back and forth on what they should have and your mom would tell your dad, "Whatever was fine with her". Your mother had the most kindness smile and the warmth of her touch when we would embrace. Your dad would just smile. I truly do miss them. You are very lucky to have them as your parents.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you, Tami, for sharing that sweet memory with me. :-) My mom and dad loved going out for coffee!! and it was nice to know that there were kind people out there, like you, the type who weren't in a hurry to get rid of a customer to make room for another. They always said you were 'a really nice girl!'

partialemptynester said...

Love this post! I just realized I've been up late enough to say that today actually is my mom and dad's anniversary! Yikes, better get to bed...thanks for sharing such a precious couple, you've been blessed :)


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