This Saturday marked a very special day for my family. While it did mark a very special holiday for our nation by recognizing veterans, this day was particularly special because is marked my father and mother’s 50th Anniversary. In a day when marriage is taken so lightly and more than half end far too soon, my parents endured to reach this great milestone. No their marriage hasn’t been perfect and it hasn’t been free from conflict, but they have modeled what true commitment really looks like. Over the course of my life, I have seen my father and mother model true love and integrity. They raised me under godly principles and I have seen those principles continue to grow in them both long after I moved away and started my own family. Following their example, I pray that my own marriage will be as strong and as happy as theirs has been. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! I love you and may God grant you more wonderful years to come.