The closer I come to experiencing my own season of parenthood, the more I appreciate these two and every sacrifice they made for our family.
More than anything, I am grateful for the model they were in our home for marriage. They have taught their children to value family above all else. They wake up every day and continue to pursue one another, never denying each other affection (even when we would say “ewww” as kids). I’m grateful for the way they love each other without question or reservation, because it’s taught us to love the same way.
This time of year is so special because within weeks of each other, my parents celebrate their wedding anniversary, Daddy’s birthday, and then Mama’s. Next year, they will celebrate their Thirtieth anniversary. What a milestone! It’s incredible to see how many joys and challenges, laughter and heartache, life and love can come from three decades of choosing one another.
My parents were married on the beach in sandals, a story they were proud to tell over and over throughout the years. We thought it only appropriate to take these anniversary portraits in Key West on the beach, celebrating where their marriage story began.