Sunday, October 27, 2019

My Heroes

After our time at Laurelwood this morning, Dave and I got to spend the afternoon with my mom and dad, who drove up to see us from Eugene, a two hour drive for them.

My mom and dad are my heroes for the way they have loved and cared for me all these years, and for how they have entrusted me to the Lord and his calling on my life. While they deeply love me, they have always released me into that calling, and never stood in the way of what God had for me.

That is an invaluable gift!!

I love that my friend Michelle captured this spontaneous moment of laughter!

The other reason they're my heroes is because of their marriage, and how crazy they are about each other, even after 59 years (almost) of marriage!

They are genuinely each other's best friend, and love doing life together. That has always given me such security in my own life!

"Parents, love your spouse well! It's the best gift you can give your child!" (that's my own quote 🤣)

Vancouver was absolutely showing off today as we drove to the Old Spaghetti Factory for lunch.

It was the sweetest afternoon with my parents there, telling stories and enjoying the time together. Aren't my parents so cute??!!!

My dad has the best laugh, and I love it when he gets amused or tickled by something. Usually I'm laughing too, so never capture that moment.

But I think I got a little bit of it here!

"Mom and Dad, thank you for your many sacrifices in life, in order to bless me and my family! There are countless ways that you have served us, loved us, blessed us, and given sacrificially for us. That means the world to me. Your reward will be great in heaven someday...which I hope is a LONG LONG LONG time from now!!"

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