Friday, June 01, 2007

Thirty-Nine Years Today


Happy Anniversary to my parents, whose perfect combination of love and intelligence planted my faith firmly in good soil and watered and fed it all these years!

The charity and example of these two so convinced my heart that God is good. And their ability to answer my every question regarding any tenet of the Faith so completely to satisfaction convinced me that the Faith they chose for me at my Baptism was the most reasonable way to live as well. And so at Confirmation, I chose it again for myself.

My parents have given me life, love, support, guidance and encouragement all my life but of all the gifts they have given me, it is my Faith and my family that I treasure most.

Together they raised nine children and all nine still hold the same Faith and encourage one another in it daily.
Thank you, Mom and Dad.

Happy Anniversary!

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19 comments:

Kristen Laurence said...

What an exquisite tribute to your parents, Suzanne! I love that photograph - your mother is just as beautiful today as she was 39 years ago. Wish them a very happy anniversary from me!

Julie said...

How beautiful Suzanne... and to have raised nine children who remain and encourage one another in the Faith is quite envious!

BTW, my parent's 39th anniversary happens to be today too!

Matilda said...

It is a great day to get married!

How blessed you are to have had such an excellent example!

Cheryl M. said...

Congratulations to your parents, Suzanne!

Anonymous said...

I always love to hear success stories. My family seems to be about 50/50 on keeping the next generation in the Church. We're hoping to buck that trend and keep all ours in the fold. Please let us know when your parents have written an instruction book so we can all buy it!

mel said...

Gosh, you sure look like your Momma!!! I'll bet you've heard that before... :)

Lovely,,,I hope my children have such nice things to say about me someday. :)

Anonymous said...

Are you aware that Confirmation's meaning is not "choosing the faith for oneself"- rather a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Sorry- just a pet peeve of mine-- Jan

Suzanne Temple said...

Jan,

I do not know the exact nature of your "pet peeve" but I did not mean to imply that reasoned consent is required for Confirmation. Confirmation can be given-- and is in Eastern Churches-- to infants immediately following baptism.

Suzanne Temple said...

Thanks all! And especially you, mel, I consider it a compliment that you think I look like her.

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Oh, Suzanne!

What a beautiful, beautiful tribute to your parents!

I love the pic - the way your dad's forefinger is gently on your mom's hand...

I, too, think you look like your mom! Beautiful!

God Bless you!

mopsy said...

It's belated, but I wish your parents a very happy anniversary. My parents will be married 39 years this October!

Cay said...

You are all truly blessed.

Margaret in Minnesota said...

I have tremendous respect (and yes, even love) for your parents. Please know that they are close to my heart in prayer for all their special intentions, but most of all because they are the sort of good and faithful servants that I pray my husband and I will one day be!

Suzanne Temple said...

Thank you ladybug, mopsy,cay and margaret!

Jane Ramsey said...

You are very blessed, Suzanne. Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Martha said...

wonderful and inspiring
praying my own 8 can say the same of us some day

Alice Gunther said...

How very, very beautiful! Happy Anniversary to your dear parents! You look exactly like your mom!

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