Celebrating 43 Years of Marriage


Honoring Jerry & Jan’s Vow Renewal in Hawaii a few years ago…

This past week, February 6th, marked another special family occasion.  It was my father and mother in-law’s 43rd wedding anniversary.

Before I go any further, I must congratulate you, Jerry and Jan, for maintaining your humor and sanity for over four decades!  And most importantly, for setting a fine example for us younger folks regarding love, commitment, sacrifice and marriage.

Personally, at just 6 1/2 years in, I can assure anyone reading this who isn’t already married, that it isn’t easy.  Worth it? Yes. Work? Yes. Painful at times? Yes. Rewarding? Yes.  And perhaps, your greatest investment.

Forty-three years is certainly impressive by anyone’s measure and so we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with a little family get together this weekend.  Some red meat, red wine and all, very appropriate conversation (for once).

Here is a recap of our time together.

Table Prep

Table Prep

Hand Card for Grandpa & Grandma

Hand Card for Grandpa & Grandma


Candle Light

Food Prep

Food Prep | Menu: Filets of Beef, Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions, Roasted Assorted Potatoes, Asparagus, Sundried Tomato Bread, Kaylee’s Famous Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad, and Select Sweets for Dessert

I must say, it was a privilege to share the evening with our family.  There isn’t much else that makes me happier than breaking bread together and creating memories.  My personal highlight is caught in this photo…four generations(ranging  from 91 years old to almost 2 years old), all smiling.  Perhaps this offers some motivation for all marriages.

Four Generations

Four Generations

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