35 Years


He asked me to take my camera to church and meet in his office. My father isn’t one to ask for pictures, so I knew this was a special request. My parents recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary and I’ve never seen my father so proud. It’s been a long road for my parents and each day they work hard at loving each other, so my father asked if I could take a photo of them. On their special day.

Dad: Did you bring your camera?
Me: Yes…did you bring your checkbook?
Dad: Checkbook? For WHAT?! And who uses checks anymore…this is the 21st century, baby!
Me: Well, how are you going to pay me for my services?
Dad: How much do I owe you?
Me: Well…I’ll give you a discount, but it’ll still be a few thousand dollars.
Dad: Hmm…once I deduct the cost of your braces, the three pairs of glasses you broke, the library fines, the parking tickets from high school, the hospital bill from your mother’s c-section for birthing you, and the $20 dollars you borrowed last week, I’d say you have outstanding balance.
Me: Fine, I’ll settle for you telling your other children I’m your favorite. Obviously.
Dad: You got yourself a deal.

Here’s to another 35 years together…

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  1. Priti

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Adorable! Congratulations to your rents!

  2. Life with Kaishon

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    So thankful for good parents : )

  3. Claudia

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    It’s awesome to see a couple together for so long…. 🙂

  4. Susan Evans

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful couple, your parents. So sweet that your dad wanted a photo taken on their anniversary.

  5. Amy Paulson

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    And smiles abound all day long. Please tell them a huge whopping, cartwheel worthy thank you for sticking it out, saying I’m sorry, seeing the best in the other, loving with all of themselves instead of just part and for seeking God the whole way. Happy 35 years and here’s to another 35 more…

  6. Lynae

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:30 pm


  7. Kathy Guzman

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    So beautiful! Cheers to you and your parents!

  8. Tina Nandi

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Such a great photo!

  9. Penny Wolfe

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Stories about your Dad always make me smile. He sounds like quite a character but always full of love!

  10. Whitney Dupuis

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Beautiful. Everything about this post was beautiful. Happy Anniversary to your parents!

  11. elizabeth s.

    November 15th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    What a beautiful picture of what apparently seems to be beautiful souls. Happy Anniversary to your parents! My parents would have been married 50 years this year! I continue to pray my husband and I will strive to love and respect one another for 35, 40, 50 years to come! (He’s made it pretty easy for the last 21 years!)
    Have a great day!

  12. Autumn Teesdale

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Your parents are beautiful Jasmine! I think it’s wonderful that they have been together this long! What an inspiration!

  13. Raymond Nikyuluw

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Best post ever Jasmine! Priceless and the picture too!

  14. naomi chokr

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    what a great picture and post! congratulations to your parents for 35 years of marriage. you dont see that in this day and age anymore.

  15. Janet Cruz

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Ohhhh, Just beautiful! <3

  16. elebr

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    My parents c

  17. Wangu Wachira

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love this post, J*. It has converted me from your blogstalker. Officially. Happy anniversary to your folks and may they have many more happy ones.

  18. Carrie K

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    My parents celebrated 36 years yesterday! I told them last night, as soon as I get to CA for Christmas, we’re doing a family photo shoot. 🙂

  19. Liz

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Love this. I am hoping to do the same for my parents when I go home in March. It’s wonderful not only for them to have, but for you to have also. Beautiful!!

  20. Tanya De Leeuw

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Hearty congratulations to your lovely parents! Not many people can say their relationship stood the test of time!

  21. LEOLAK

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hilarious convo between you and your dad! Adorable! LOVE the photo and a Happy Belated Anniversary to your parents! Such a great example for many! Here’s to another 35!!!

  22. Nancy

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Cute. That is awesome to hear, especially with the high divorce rate these days. What a blessing and inspiration.

  23. Molly W.

    November 15th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    AWE.SOME. to all of it. Happy anniversary you two!

  24. Jennifer Hudspeth

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I absolutely love this.

  25. April Kerley

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    So beautiful! Congratulations to your parents. Today my husband and myself celebrate our 12 year anniversary! Love is a beautiful thing 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration in your life and art. Have a blessed day!

  26. The New Diplomat's Wife

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    to thirty five and more, congratulations!

  27. natasha

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I love posts about your parents. x Happy Anniversary from the UK! 😉 x

  28. Bill Raab

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    OMG that is a beautiful picture of them. Dad got a good deal!

  29. Jennifer Jar

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I LOVE this post…and I love you…and I love your parents. Congrats to 35 years!!!!

  30. Stephanie

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    What a beautiful couple…a wonderful legacy!

  31. Kristi Hill

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats! My parents just celebrated 40 years together! It’s an amazing thing these days!

  32. Whitney Huynh

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    This is simply beautiful. There are no other words for it. Brought a tear to my eye. I know your parents have been through a lot, but look at them. Look at their love. It’s a beautiful thing and you should be very proud.

  33. Annia

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Bahahaha! That is all.

  34. Crystal

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    This is a very sweet and funny story! Thanks so much for sharing!

  35. Julie O'Dell

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Awwww…so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  36. Tara

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Love it!

  37. Janice

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Beautiful parents!!! Happy Anniversary!

  38. Adrea Thomas

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Beautiful. Here’s to 35 more.

  39. Christopher Johnston

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I bet you didn’t realize you were running up a tab as a kid.

  40. Katia

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    BEAUTIFUL J* – and it also made me LOL!!

  41. Abby Grace

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    After reading EXPOSED cover to cover, I feel like I know your family. Congratulations to your parents! What a beautiful couples!

  42. Beria Charles

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulations! this is so beautiful! The picture! The story! The belief that marriage is forever!

  43. Ruby

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Lol! Your dad has a wonderful sense of humor! 🙂 Congratulations to your beautiful parents on 35 wonderful years!

  44. Scott Brown

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    That’s awesome! Congratulations to your parents!

  45. Yadira

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    So sweet!!! Congratulations to your mom and dad!!

  46. Ruby Acosta

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Congratulations to Pastor Pancho and Millie. Your parents are amazing. I love them.

  47. Haley Johnston

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I LOVE the conversation portion of this post you included! Made me laugh so hard! It reminded me of something my Dad would say! Congratulations to your parents and I love the photo!!!

  48. Nanette Gordon-Cramton

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    They are beautiful, Jasmine, just beautiful….

  49. Alyssa Armstrong

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Oh my GOD, Jasmine, this is such a gorgeous picture. I love the emotion! 🙂 Congrats to your folks! <3

  50. Candice C Wright

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    How beautiful. Brings tears to my eyes. So good to see two people together that long. God Bless them.

  51. Shannon K.

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    What a handsome couple. I can only imagine how proud they have to be of all they’ve accomplished. You often talk about sacrifices…the sacrifices these two have made in order to make sure their children can live out their dreams…they must be countless. But I know this…as a parent…there is no greater dream than seeing your children live theirs.

  52. Kate

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    ADORE! Happy Anniversary to your parents. What a sweet photo<3

  53. Christopher Walker

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    That’s awesome. Congrats to your parents and your new status!

  54. cheryl

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Perfection! I love to read your recounts of interactions with your parents. 35 More, yes!

  55. Lew

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Awesome story and fantastic photo! Congrats to your parents for 35 years together.

  56. Sandra Fazzino Photography

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    So good to see love that endures all seasons. Just beautiful. Inspiring, once again. : )

  57. Tami Weingartner

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    What a nice photo….your Dad looks so adoring of your mother.

    Congrats to them and your whole family as well.

  58. The Detailed Life

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This is great! Love the clarity. I photographed my folks earlier this year, for their 30th anniversary- it’s feels great to give anyone a great set of prints, but to take such wonderful photos for your family… it’s really special when we can do this.

  59. Sarah Trulove

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This is just a sweet picture, Jasmine. Congrats to your parents!

  60. brianna

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    my favorite couple in the universe. love you guys. xoxo

  61. Aimee Reynolds

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    What a gorgeous portrait to remember such a wonderful milestone! I see where you get your beauty from! 🙂

  62. B

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Think what you like, but I’M the favorite. 😉

  63. Marisa Taylor

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    there is no words for how beautiful this is. I’ve only been with my husband for 8 years, and married for 2. 35 years is amazing. All the love to your parents!

  64. Yuliya M.

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations to your parents!

  65. Manik

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    LOVE this.

  66. Gail

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    SO sweet. As adults (in our own marriages), we can truly understand the gift having happily married parents is to us. Such a blessing!

  67. Julie

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Oh! How wonderful! Congrats on 35 years!

  68. Summer Miles

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    That sounds like a conversation my mother and I had not too long ago. 🙂 Love is beautiful in all of its stages. Congratulations to your parents! XoXo

  69. Laura Stricklin

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:37 pm


  70. Kristine

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats to your papa and mama! I love his teachings!!

  71. Roberta Fisher

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    This could be my favorite post by you, LOVE!

  72. Stephanie

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:45 pm


  73. Andrea

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    The comment reminding you of everything you’ve cost him reminds me of my dad! lol Great photo of some great parents! Props to getting the favorite child title. I’ll have to remember that comeback next time! lol

  74. RC

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Congratulations Poncho and Millie 35 years of marriage!! What an example you are to your children and to the rest of us!! Hard work pays off. God Bless you all and celebrate!

  75. anouschka

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    happy anniversary to your parents!

  76. Mike Moore

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Simply beautiful.

  77. Monica

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Soooo sweet! Happy Anniversary~

  78. Lucia

    November 15th, 2011 at 4:56 pm


  79. Marylin

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Incredibly beautiful. Congratulations!

  80. Kathleen B.

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Wow! Congratulations to your parents! i remember when it was just you, Bianca and Alex 🙂 at taylor ranch …time certainly flies by! Praying for wonderful years ahead!

  81. Jennifer

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Adorable 🙂

  82. Marissa Rodriguez

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    i love this so much! happy anniversary to your parents!!!

  83. Kate Douthwright

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    My parents have been together almost as long through all of the hard times and of course the good times too! Happy anniversary to your amazing parents!

  84. Shannon Sorensen

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    So touching. I have tears in my eyes. My parents are celebrating 35 years next spring with a vow renewal and it refreshes my heart to know there are people out there just as happy and more in love than ever after all those years together. Cheers to your parents!

  85. Shawna

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Too freakin’ adorable! Such a lovely pic of them. <3

  86. Karen

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Ha, your dad is funny. Congrats to your parents. =]

  87. Tami Inoue

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    What a great photo…35 years. What a great testimony of putting love to work. Congratulations to them!

  88. Diana

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations on your 35th Wedding Anniversary Pastor Pancho and Mrs. Millie. May God bless you with lots of love, happiness, and health. Thank you for being awesome servants of our Lord Jesus and making CCM a beautiful place to be a part of. Congratulations and God bless you once again! <3

  89. alfagetti

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Oh Wow. Gorgeous photo. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. "Parents".
    (You done good!)

  90. John Cruz

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Aww… that brought a smile to my face!

  91. Lisa

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Your parents look like movie stars. Seriously! Happy 35th to them.

  92. angel canary

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Aw, they are such an adorable couple! Congrats to them on 35 years!!! I’m sure you hear this a lot, but when I first met your mom (I didn’t know she was you mom until later) there was this "glow" about her. Seriously, I know that sounds so corny, but really it was like I could see her spirit glowing through her. Just in that brief moment I could tell her family and husband were so very lucky to have her in their lives. 😉

  93. Patricia Lorenzo

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Que lindos!! 🙂

  94. Andreina

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Great post! I feel like I somehow know your Dad by the quotes you post. Is he a Pastor? He sounds like such a wise man. Congratulations to your parents! Much love… Andie

  95. Michel

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    this just gave me the shivers. congrats to your awesome folks!
    of course you’re the fave.

  96. Karen C

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    LOVE the story. You & your dad obviously have an amazing relationship. Inquiring minds want to know, though – did he fulfill his end of the bargain? 😉 GORGEOUS shot, too. Your parents are beautiful.

  97. Amy Jo

    November 15th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Oh heavens, look at your cute parents! Happy 35 years to them!

  98. Carina

    November 15th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Guess you got your funny side from your dad 😉 Congrats to your parents!

  99. W. Lotus

    November 15th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I like how your dad thinks. 🙂 I also like the photo.

  100. Lydia

    November 15th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Your father is a smart man! 😉 Love this picture!

  101. Marcin

    November 15th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Great!!! Your stories always make my day 🙂 .Thanks

  102. kathleen frank

    November 15th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Oh goodness, after reading the first part of Exposed last night, about your mom and her struggles, about you and law school and leaving to be with her, I am sitting here at work just about in tears looking at this photo. Beautiful.

  103. Stacey

    November 15th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    That actually made me lol f’real. Annnd cry at the same time. How did you do that?! : )

  104. Jim Hutchison

    November 15th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Jasmine. I forwarded this to a "home-boy" friend of your dad’s. He appreciated it. God’s blessings to you and your family.
    Jim Hutchison, Bend, Oregon

  105. tardy

    November 15th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    what a great story!

  106. Katelyn James

    November 15th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Here’s to many more years of marriage and ministry together!!! What an awesome couple:)

  107. Lauren Wakefield

    November 15th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    This makes my heart happy. You have a great example to follow. My parents are coming up on 30 years and this post reminds me that it is something the definitely needs to be documented.

  108. Bobbie Brown

    November 15th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Wow. Gorgoeous, really GORGEOUS, picture of your parents! Happy Anniversary to them! (and loved the conversation between you and your Dad! haha!)

  109. Jodie Cox

    November 15th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Awww! That made me smile 🙂

  110. Samantha R

    November 15th, 2011 at 8:41 pm


  111. Feather

    November 15th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Wow! That is just Beautiful.
    Will you come and take my 35th anniversary photos? I only have 22 more years to go.

  112. Moni Abo Said

    November 15th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    That is so beautiful!

  113. Michele

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Love the banter between you and your dad. Shows a genuine love and affection for one another. Such a gift to be a daddy’s girl! Great post and image 🙂

  114. Marie

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    So cute! That Papi chulo knows how to bargin!

  115. Amber

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    So sweet!! Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad. What an inspiration <3

  116. Carla Barnett

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    That’s so touching and inspiring.

  117. Alexis

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    LOL! Love the conversation sketch! 🙂 The photo is great too! 🙂

  118. Christina Dely

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    So sweet! I can imagine having the same type of conversation with my dad 🙂 XO

  119. Debbie Zarate

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    May God continue to bless you and your parents. Every time he speaks about you and your siblings from the pulpit, his eyes beam with pride and joy! I can imagine there have been rough and painful times, but the evidence is that the Lord’s favor is definitely upon the Juarez Family.

  120. Connie

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    What a sweet photo! Congratulations to your parents for working on their marriage!! I’m half way through your magazine….thanks for sharing!!

  121. Michael

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    One picture speaks volumes. Love it.

  122. Tammy Stark

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Sweet photo. Happy anniversary!

  123. Eryn Kesler

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I’m a lucky daughter of parents who’ve been married 35 years too! It’s a blessing to watch our parents work hard at loving each other, and give us the best gift ever, as kids who have something great to look up to.

  124. Belinda

    November 15th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    So sweet. Love it

  125. Yvette Villareal

    November 15th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I admire the love married couples share and endure for so many years. Praise God…
    Happy Joyful life to you all.

  126. Jill Samter Photography

    November 16th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    What a beautiful photo – it speaks volumes! You are all blessed to have them in your lives! Happy 35th Anniversary!

  127. Sindy

    November 16th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    So beautiful.

  128. Bong

    November 16th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple and also a Happy Veteran’s Day to your Dad!

  129. The Girl in the Yellow Cab

    November 16th, 2011 at 2:22 am

    This is beautiful! My parents are going to be hitting their 30th next year! Great moment to capture.

  130. Maria Peterson

    November 16th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    LOve. Your parents are awesome!

  131. Natalie

    November 16th, 2011 at 3:12 am


  132. KB

    November 16th, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Wonderful. Congratulations to them!

  133. Christy

    November 16th, 2011 at 4:24 am

    That’s sweet.

  134. Shannon Rosan

    November 16th, 2011 at 6:04 am

    So very sweet!

  135. Stacey

    November 16th, 2011 at 9:27 am


  136. Elizabeth

    November 16th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    love the story…congrats to your parents for their milestone!!! here’s to another 35 years (or more)!!

  137. Suzy G

    November 16th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    What a wonderful example of love and honor. 35 years is an amazing thing now days. I pray they are blessed beyond measure in each year to come.

  138. Paula Franco

    November 16th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Lots of love and happiness for your parents, the years to come and even more.

  139. Mona Alicia

    November 16th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    This is beautiful and so well timed for me to see it. My mama recently asked me to take a portrait of her and my dad and we are planning for Friday. I’ve been trying to think of how I want it to turn out and this is great inspiration for me. Thank you and congratulations to your parents!

  140. Jeni Brower

    November 16th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    There it is. Strong yet, tender. I love it. Marines have something none else does & it takes a special lady to be married to one. I’d love to hear (or read) their story..

  141. Mom

    November 16th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Jasmine, I must admit, this picture is beautiful. Love it!

  142. Anny Schomburg

    November 16th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    FABULOUS !!!

  143. Carrie Callahan

    November 16th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    WOW – that’s amazing – the fun conversation, the amazing accomplishment of togetherness and the photo. You can tell they have a solid foundation to have raised such an unbelievable daughter – congrats to all!

  144. Denise Prichett

    November 17th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    This post cracked me up. I love you negotiating with your dad and settling for being the favorite. Classic.

  145. Jen Rice

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    What a true marriage is all about 🙂 "Working hard at loving each other". I love that! I feel that is what my hubby and I do daily. It’s a thrill to have celebrated 20yrs this last September and I can’t wait to see 35 😀 Thanks for sharing the sweetness Jasmine 🙂

  146. Elizabeth

    November 17th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    your parents are adorable!!! i love the conversation between you and your dad…sounds like something that my dad and i would say to each other 🙂

  147. Erin Snapp

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    This was so touching and funny all at the same time…something we can all connect with.
    Oh how we all love our parents!!

  148. Jodie Lemke

    November 20th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Beautiful! I’d say your a daddy’s girl just like me! 😉 My dad also is a pastor. Love my parents to bits! Congrats to them and may they have many more blessed years together!

  149. Hannes Uys

    November 21st, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Your dad is bald 🙂

  150. John

    November 21st, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I love this Jasmine. Thank you for posting. 🙂

  151. Kristen Critz

    November 21st, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    This is probably my favorite blog post I have ever read! This is the most touching picture and such a great caption!

  152. Juli L.

    November 21st, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Awhhh, I love this! What a beautiful portrait and what a sweet thing of your dad to do for your mom. 🙂

  153. Tony Sale

    November 21st, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Just so sweet and what a great photo!

  154. mike larson

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    this is awesome, I love how people stand for marriage and love bring proud of this. 🙂 Sweet shot!

  155. Vashti Wood

    November 24th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to your parents. Marriage is an uh-MAY-zing journey.

    This August, my parents celebrated 36 years of marriage. Mum specifically asked me NOT to take photos. She felt she wasn’t looking her best…

    Instead, she gathered her remaining strength and resolve and went on a ‘date’ with Dad… A walk from her hospital room on the 5th floor, to the lobby cafeteria for a cup of tea, then back to her room.

    Almost exactly two months to the day later, Mum & Dad had another date, but this time it wasn’t just the two of them…

    As Dad held mum, consoled her, comforted her, LOVED her… Jesus stepped up, took her hand and led her home.

    There were always three in Mum and Dad’s marriage. They both loved Jesus as much as your parents clearly do, and have taught you to.

    Keep loving. Jesus, JD, your Families…

    Keep living.

    And thank you for baring your self, and letting me live (even just a little) vicariously through you.

    *hugs all the way from Australia*


  156. Danielle Stahl

    November 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm


  157. Debbie Schwab

    November 30th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    You don’t see many people married that long anymore. Such a sweet image.