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Friday, July 23, 2010

A legacy of love....


As I work on the invitations for my parent's anniversary party,
I can't help but think of their lifetime of love together.
They married young, each a mere 20 years old....
I was born a year later ~
and both of my brothers
were born a couple years after that.

We never had an abundance of money...
or a big fancy house...
but what we DID have and what I DO know
is that we had parents that loved one another ~
through good times and bad.

Now that I'm older I truly realize what a blessing
this was.

They gave us a legacy of love.....









OK, don't laugh, here I am pregnant with Noah...
it is Christmas eve and he was born six days later!!
(look how huge I was...almost a big as my hair!)






I love you mom and dad.....


Have a beautiful Friday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn


33 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Girl ~ Long time no talk to! What a lovely post about your family. I love seeing family pictures. I can't wait to see your invitations. I know they'll be gorgeous like everything you do!

Hugs...Tracy :)

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderfully beautiful tribute, Dawn!

We just celebrated my parents' 50th a couple of weeks ago--what a fabulous time it was! Such an accomplishment in these times, isn't it? How lucky we are to have parents like we do!

Thanks so much for sharing your family's success story...

Julie

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your precious parents with us Dawn ~

I cannot wait to see the invitations ~

xoxo
Lori

Jane said...

A fun look back. Happy 50th Anniversary to your parents. My parents have been married now for 57 years. We had a big party for them on their 50th and we still talk about it.
My childhood sounds a lot like yours, not a lot of money and a fancy house, but a lot of love and support.
Here's to many, many more anniversaries for your parents.
Jane

Jane said...

What a lovely tribute to your parents' love for each other and for their family! I'm sure those invitations will be beautiful!
Jane-Jacksonville

p.s. I ordered some soap :)

Theresa said...

Oh what a sweet post! Memories of Love, precious! A lot of styles are coming back around, hope big hair doesn't... I have similar pictures:)

Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful post Dawn! Lovely memories.

Primitive Seasons said...

It wonderful how some couples age so beautifully. Dawn your parents are a handsome couple! I hope the party is a smash!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely post Dawn... I am so sure their reception will be quite stunning also.. Enjoy them as long as you possibly can.... I miss that so...

Jan said...

50 years in an awesome accomplishment! We just had our 40th and were shocked at how fast it went. Your parents are lucky to have you as a daughter, lucky to have found each other, and lucky to be able to share their 50th year together. Have a splendid celebration of love and life together!
Hugs,
Jan

Feathers and Flight said...

Congratulations to your Folks Dawn! What Wonderful Family Photographs! My folks will be Celebrating their 60th Anniversary in September! Aren't We All are so Fortunate to have these kinds of Role Models in our Life!
Have a Wonderful Day!
~Jill~

Vicki K. said...

You particularly look like your mother, Dawn, in the black and white photo of your parents in the driveway. How wonderful to be able to celebrate their 50 years!

Barbara Jean said...

What a lovely post Dawn.
Congratulations to your Mom and Dad.

Blessings

barbara jean

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful tribute!
And you look SO much like your mama!

Have a blessed weekend,
Anne

Laura @ Just For Love said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! 50 Years...such a beautiful thing. How absolutely lovely. Congrats to them!

Thanks for sharing with us, Dawn. You have a blessed weekend with your precious family as well.

Lots of love,
Laura

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Beautiful post & family photos Dawn.
Happy Anniversary Wishes to your sweet Mum & Dad as they celebrate their special day ♥

Dorthe said...

Such a wonderfull post dear girlfriend,--I so love all the fhotoes, of the little family-your parents ,still so happy looking,-and you and your brothers, too.A family, still together, still all there, waiting to celebrate this happy event.What a gorgeus and beautifull day it will be, dearest Dawn.I so love how you laughf on your fathers knee,a presius photo for you,sweetie.

Blessings dear , and happy week-end.
Love,Dorthe

Jo said...

Wonderful photos - particularly the one of you laughing on your dad's lap, it makes me smile just looking at it! Many congratulations to your parents, such an achievement especially when they got married so young. Good luck with finishing the invitations...................xx

Bettyann said...

Congrats to your parents..what a wonderful time...we are celebrating my parent's 60th this weekend an last weekend we celebrated my son's wedding...happy times..take care..

Secondhandrose said...

what sweet pictures. I love your mom's headpiece in her wedding picture! Have a great party.

karen

eileen said...

Hi Dawn! Great pictures and congratulations to your parents. You really resemble your mother! Have a great weekend!

Jann said...

Lovely photos, Dawn, lovely family!

ByLightOfMoon said...

What a nice post about your parents and your family! You are blessed to have both parents still so do appreciate them. My father passed when I was 24 and my daughter 6 years old in 1974.
I just returned from my Mother's 80th birthday and
she is fabulous!

Your hair and baby to be born were a sign of the times, You looked fabulous pregnant.

Smiles, Cyndi

Deanna said...

Congratulations to your parents and family. What a blessing to have such a legacy of love.
We just celebrated my parents' 50th this summer with a vow renewal ceremony and reception. Going through all the old photos for display boards was great fun!

Vee said...

What a sweet post and a wonderful tribute to your parents. I'm assuming that those handsome guys are your brothers... You've done them all proud, Dawn. This should be some party!

vicki said...

Dawn - what a wonderful and precious tribute to your parents and family. This really is the stuff that memories are made of. You are such a dear person to create the invitations and to give their party - they must be sovery proud of you!

(That big hair picture is a hoot! We all have those photos in our past!)

vicki

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey you big haired hussy,
LOL I sported that same do in the 80's! Love all the sweet pictures. I truly do think it's a legacy your parents left you. If you see love like that, people that stick it out when times get tough, it teaches you something, you know?! Obviously you learned from their example, you & Dennis are now showing your boys what commitment & unconditional love means. I know your parents are going to have a party they will never forget. You doing a beautiful thing for them Dawn! Lisa

Lovey said...

Such a beautiful and moving tribute to your parents!!

Shopgirl said...

I just love these pictures..so much love!!!
DEar Dawn, I have a question? Do you know anyone that would sell me old lace in bulk. I am doing a bazaar craft and need some. I will be waiting for your answer...Hugs, Mary

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a beautiful tribute to your parents! I know your parents are so excited about the party! You look so much like your mom! Both beautiful! Have a wonderful Sunday! xo, Ann PS Thank you sooo much for the images,I used one and it turned out so pretty!

A bird in the hand said...

Wonderful photos -- I love the one of your Mom in bobby socks and penny loafers!

I hope the mail carrier delivers something to your mailbox very soon *wink*

xxoo Colette

Cottage Panache said...

Oh my gosh Dawn ~ I think I had that same maternity dress and the hair do also!
Thank you for taking time out of the planning to help me out!
Love ya girl!
Maureen

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad. What a lucky girl to have them as parents,,,a them having such a sweet daughter.
The party will be fun I'm sure.
Love
Marcie

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