Tuesday, August 24, 2010

happy 25th anniversary.

mommy and daddy,
thank you for setting such a wonderful example of a loving marriage for us. if i get married one day, i hope to be as lucky as to have a marriage like yours. thank you for always loving on caitlin, scott, and i. we couldn't have better parents. thank you for toughing it out through the hard times and showing us that marriage and true love are not just something you give up on. i love you.

this is a popular hymn in our family - it was played at both my parent's and caitlin and adam's wedding.

"Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
o divine master, grant that we may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is dying that we are born to eternal life. amen"

- saint francis of assisi