A Phoenix Burning

September 28, 1974

Thirty five years ago today, my Dad married my Mom (and me.)  We call it “Our Anniversary” because Mom and I came as a package deal.  I was a rambunctious four-year-old and he was willing to take me on despite my proclivity for reminding him, “I don’t need to listen to you! You’re not my Dad!”  He didn’t let that scare him off, and he never let the fact that we didn’t share DNA stop him from disciplining, encouraging, loving, supporting, and advising.

Well, thiry five years later and he has been everything a Dad should be and more.  The best gift my Mom ever gave me was marrying him and I will be eternally grateful to God for interceding and sending him our way.

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3 responses

  1. Well, God bless him and happy anniversary to you.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

  2. Happy anniversary to the three of you 🙂

    September 29, 2009 at 8:18 am

  3. Knowing that, and saying it, are the best anniversary gifts you could ever offer your parents. And it sounds like their marriage is one of the best gifts you ever received! Blessings on all of you.

    September 30, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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