Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 1942...

Today is a day of celebration for the Mendenhalls. On this day 70 years ago (seventy....let that sink in) David's grandmother was a beautiful bride. She was preparing to marry her handsome groom. Dreaming about the life they would have together, full of hope, full of love, full of excitement.

Could they have ever imagined they would have 70 wonderful years together? Could they have imagined they would have 6 children? A mess of grandchildren (I think there are 13??) and now great grandchildren? When they said their vows...."For better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, 'til death do us part..." could they have imagined the depths of the good and the bad, and the depths of forgiveness and love it would take to sustain them?

What a legacy they have given to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Today is the day...70 years. This weekend the Mendenhall clan will gather to celebrate them and to honor the commitment they made to each other and to God. What a precious time of celebration that will be!

Congratulations on 70 precious years.
We love you and we are thankful for you!

"May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer... may you ever be captivated by her love." ~ Proverbs 5:18-19


Kat said...

WOW what a milestone!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute, Tiffany!! Love the photos, too. Truly an honor to be a part of this loving family! <3 Lisa M.

Megan said...

That is so amazing!!!

Lauren said...

this is so wonderful! congrats to your family & what an amazing blessing to your family!

Jennifer said...

WOW, 70 years!! That is so amazing!!! Congrats to them!

Haddock said...

Wow wow wow.... first of all congrats on the 70th Anniversary. (yes that has sunk in deep)
The very first photo of them both especially of him in uniform had me floored.
And there is so much of similarity between the first and the second photograph.
The third one with his great grand children...... it is so touching.
Once again give them our good wishes and happiness all the way from India :-)