40 Years

He was 19. She was 21.

In an age and time when marriage is often taken lightly, an institution that can be tried on and worn for awhile, but discarded when it no longer feels right, it is quite an honor to be able to celebrate a couple who have fought and battled for love and managed to hold on to it.

My parents celebrate their 40th Anniversary today. Lee and I are so blessed to have two sets of parents who have remained dedicated to one another over the years, who have fought through the hard times and laughed through the good times and who have shown us that Happily Ever After isn’t just a thing of fairy tales.

This is something to be celebrated!

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. You are amazing and I love you so much. Thanks for being a light to the world.


  1. Candy Martin says

    Thank you, Kelli. Dad and I do feel so blessed to be celebrating 40 years of marriage today. We have done a great job raising each other. We came in to marriage knowing that love was not just an emotion, but was also a commitment that we would choose to honor daily. I am so thankful for your dad. He is an amazing man who continues to tell me he adores me and loves me. He is to be blamed for me feeling like a Princess!