My parents on their wedding day.
November 24, 1950
First Methodist Church ~ Canadian, Texas
It wasn't so much about a big fluffy white dress in those days!
I do have the necklace and earrings Mother wore that day.
I now sometimes wear her necklace. It is actually quite similar to ones currently found in popular and trendy stores. Funny how that happens.
I discovered the beading from her dress, tucked away in one of her dresser drawers. I recognized it immediately.
She gave me her wedding band shortly before she passed away. I always wear it on the same finger as my own wedding band.
Growing up, I sometimes felt badly their special day seemed lost in the celebration of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the busy holiday season.
Now, I am so often reminded of my parents, their marriage, our family, my wonderful childhood and their unconditional love at this special time. Exactly when we should be counting our blessings.
They gave me much.
They taught me well, by word and example.
I am so very thankful.
I miss them more than words can express.
Happy Anniversary, Mother and Daddy!