Happy Anniversary Mom & DadOriginally Posted on May 1, 2013, last updated on May 1, 2013 and reposted on September 12, 2015

By Mike Ellis

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Today is a very special day in the lives of my Mom and Dad. Today is their 49th Wedding Anniversary, just one year shy of the coveted Golden Anniversary! Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

It is hard to imagine that 49 years ago today my parents were off going to the Justice of the Peace, eloping after just a few months of dating. My parents were a blind date — and I guess you could say that the date worked out quite well!

I have so much respect and love for my parents, it is really hard for me to put my feelings for them into words. But you know me, I’m going to try!

As I’ve gotten older and hopefully wiser (although Dad would probably disagree with the wiser part of it) I’ve come to realize that there are so many little things that really contribute to become the man you are (well, not in my sister’s case, cause she isn’t a man…)

In any event, seeing my parents work hard at their marriage, seeing them sacrifice this luxury or that thing they wanted because something else was needed, those little lessons that they …read more

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