Friday, September 4, 2009

Faithful Love

I asked my brother, Nathan, to take this poignant photo of my in-laws, and it nearly brings me to tears each time I look at it. I have been so inspired by their 50-year marriage and love the faithfulness this image represents. I had hoped to share the DVD presentation I put together for their party today, but computer problems have complicated my efforts. Anyway, I hope you have a happy and blessed holiday weekend, and I will see you next week!


15 comments:

Ariadone said...

Dear Melissa, This photo put tears in my eyes too even before I read your words...what Comfort and Joy in being together. And they are such beautiful woman and man, wow...
You are blessed when all is silent, like in this photo...
Love
Godeliva van Ariadone

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Such a wonderful photo...you can feel the warmth and love in their touch...so simple, but truly a symbol of lives together.

Blessings & Aloha!

Sandy Toes said...

Great picture~
sandy toe

loriadkins said...

I know the feeling of being embraced by these hands and the love that comes from them as well as between them. Your family is so blessed.

Deborah said...

Melissa, It is so comforting to watch and observe the faithfulness of a couple you admire. My parents are celebrating 50 years this November. I hope we can make their celebration as beautiful as you did for your inlaws. Thanks for sharing.

Blair said...

Very touching! Thanks for sharing this photo.
I love your blog, btw!

Kristi said...

Great photo - I will have to remember that!

Mary Beth said...

You know I absolutely adore this photo! What a beautiful picture and what an absolutely beautiful love! 50! It's so wonderful. I know you will always cherish the memories and part of your life that this photo represents. You are so very blessed and so deserving of these blessings. Beautiful!

Daphne said...

What a gorgeous picture!

I found your blog today by way of a google search for flip flop cake images! I have loved reading through so many of your entries...my mind is overflowing with creative projects right now...thank you so much! Your kindergarten entry about Mary Ashley made my eyes fill with tears...I sent my oldest off to kindergarten for the first time last week and you explained beautifully exactly how I felt! Could you please, please, please share with me where you found Mary Ashley's adorable smocked flip flop two-piece bathing suit? If you made it, could you please, please, please share with me what patten you used? I absolutely love their bathing suits and I'd love to make or find some for my girls for next summer. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Cherrie said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Laura said...

Melissa, did you know that Today's Christian Magazine was ceasing publication? My latest issue came in this weekend while we were out of town and I just saw it this morning. Just a little shocked, I guess.

Laura said...

Hi! It's me again! Just wondering if you had any wonderful fall ideas racking your brain? I've been back through your archives and got a few ideas. Just mostly curious what you have planned for teacher gifts, school party ideas & homecomings? Thanks!

Susan said...

What a wonderful blog you have here. It is more than just a little lovliness! Amazing photos and your children are perfect models.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely!

xo,

Sheila :-)

beachcat730 said...

Your blog is such a respite from the internet, truly a touch of loveliness-you have such a beautiful famly and I love this picture - I can see how your father in law's ring has worn down over the years and it makes it that much more meaningful. Congratulations to them on their milestone!

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