Thursday, March 7, 2013


In case you thought I was going to expostulate about marriage, I am not. If you thought I was going to extol the benefits of singleness, I am not.

The fact is that today, 7 March, my parents have been married for 43 years. Forty-three years. Forty-three years!! Now that is something you do not hear about very often in this epoch. But it can be done, by God's grace and kindness, it can be done.

Today I am thankful for parents who have worked through hard times, who love one another, who still flirt with each other, and who have loved us girls. I am grateful that I grew up in a peaceful home, where my parents worked through their disagreements without a lot of yelling and name-calling. I am thankful for the examples my parents have set in honesty, love, wisdom, knowledge, teaching, giving, forgiving, and much more.

I love you Dad and Mom!

~ Johanna


  1. That's awesome! Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations to your parents on celebrating their 43rd Wedding Anniversary! I'm grateful, also, for their steadfast, living example of marriage, love, wisdom, honesty, relationships, etc. that they have shared with you and with many others.