Thirty years ago, my parents joined their hands in marriage. This thank you tribute is for them… (and also for all those who are redeeming marriage for future generations.)
Thank you for rejecting the shallow commitment that passes for love and choosing the love that lives to each other and dies to self daily. For decades.
In a world that urges “do what feels good”, thank you for choosing faithfulness even when it doesn’t feel good.
Thank you for rejoicing through the good times and praying through the hard times. Together.
Thank you for facing the challenges that come with an inter-cultural marriage, and seeking the unity found in Christ. (photo credit)
In a culture that claims a booming career and lots of money make life meaningful, thank you for choosing to raise a large family, even though it cost you a lot.
Thank you for working through the mess and plodding through the challenges that we fallen couples face.
In a world obsessed with cheap romance, thank you for treating the marriage bed as sacred and secret.
Thank you for resting in Christ’s love, when your own was all dried up.
In a world where the words “till death do us part” have lost their meaning, thank you for standing by each other through better and worse, through sickness and health.
Thanks for showing that love is much more than a fancy date or passionate kiss, though dates and kisses are important.
Thank you for committing to finish well the journey you have started.
Thank you for mirroring, though imperfectly, the perfect love of Christ and His church.
Thank you for the legacy you are leaving for each of your children.
I am so grateful for you, Papa and Mama, and pray that the next thirty years finds you even more deeply in love than the day you first said your vows.