My parents - Dr. Robert and Cheryl Moeller - have been married for 33 years today. That was Scottie Pippen's number! (And these are the type of comments they get from their three sons anyone tries to say something serious or heart-warming.)
Here's what the two love-birds looked like all of those Chicago Bulls games ago:
I love my parents very much and am so grateful for their relationship. Any of the credit I try and take for my own talents/abilities really came from them. They are both extremely intelligent and articulate people (except my mom never seems to remember how to say the name of the pizza place Giordano's). I'm thankful they met and am grateful they've provided me with the best two brothers and three sisters in this history of humans. Alright, so many Jesus' brother might be able to trump me on that.
But honestly, we have such a great (and crazy and fun) family because of my mom and dad. I remember how bummed I was in 8th grade to learn that we'd behaving another sister (Megan). Then again two years later we got word of yet another baby girl (Mackenzie) who'd be joining us for dinner...forever. Now I can't imagine life without them. Without any of the members of the Moeller clan. And that family I love so much was put together and cared for by two extremely special people.
We celebrate their love and life together, and look forward to many more years of celebration and fond memories!
Oh, and if you're lucky, here's what 33 years will get you:
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6