Thursday, August 26, 2010

41st Wedding Anniversary


We have been married 41 years today. We have had such a great life together. We have 8 children and 16 grandchildren. We have the hope for additional grandchildren. We come from great parents and have wonderful brothers and sisters. We have alreadys had the benefit of great love in our home, our relationship and with our friends and family. We have never felt alone or without hope. We have been helped and served by many. We have had the opportunity to serve others and thus become friends and family with them too. We feel a little old only because we get tired easier, and not because we feel like we cannot still contribute. We are thankful for our testimonies and for our friends and family.
Doug and Connie

8 comments:

Earl Family said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Thank you for example of goodness. You are remarkable parents and I am so thankful every day that I married into this amazing family.

I love you.

ashleyboice said...

Pheeeewwww I think you guys have made it...maybe now I can stop having nightmares that you guys are getting a divorce. :)

I love you guys so much and you have been the BEST example of what TRUE LOVE looks like. I can never thank you enough for that.

Isaac and Linh said...

WOOOHOOOO! that is truly fantastic.

isaac

Angelique said...

Wow. That is a loooong time. Happy Anniversary! You are wonderful parents.

Sage said...

Congratulations! Your example from 20 years ago during my mission has been a positive influence for me! Thanks!

Keith Cutler said...

"That they might have joy" is one of the greatest blessings Heavenly Father included in the Plan of Salvation. Congratulations!

Kristine and Philip said...

Phil and I came home today from backpacking with our three oldest grandchildren over the last 3 days. We are fast approaching our 37th wedding anniversary next Tuesday, the 31st. We are greatly blessed to have you as friends. We are excited for our mission coming up this November. Maybe you can stop by and see us on your way home from your mission next January. In the meantime, maybe you'll be sending some German-speaking missionaries our way...Love you both, Kris & Phil

Cali said...

Thanks for hanging in there mom. Ha ha, just kidding dad! You two are a wonderful example to me. I love the sense of security I have in my life because of your marriage.

The picture with this post is beautiful.