Happy 29th Anniversary!

  • Today is Their Day!

isn’t about weddings… or photography tips… or my business in general. This post is for my parents. They are the two people in my life who have influenced me more than anyone else.  I’ve watched them and have learned from them since I was a little girl.  I’ve watched them as leaders in our church and our community, I’ve watched them run our house and keep all of our crazy lives straight but most importantly, I’ve watched them love and serve each other for 24 years. I didn’t realize it while it was happening but every little thing they did affected me. I grew up wanting what they had. I wanted a husband that loved me like daddy loves momma…

and I want to be able to raise a family and love my kids the way they raised and loved us. Emy, Corey and I grew up watching our parents love each other more than themselves and when you see a relationship like that for 20+ years, you can’t help but desire that for your own life.  I guess that’s why the three of us never really had a bunch 2 – 3 month relationships in high school that just consisted of texting and hanging out at football games.  I think we’ve always had such a high expectation for relationships because Momma and Daddy set the bar… and they set it HIGH! …. And I’m thankful for that. I’m so thankful for parents that have modeled a beautiful marriage for us our whole lives and today, on their 29th anniversary… I just want to thank them.



So Momma and Daddy…. THANK YOU for being an example… thank you for practicing what you preach (literally…daddy’s a pastor:)… and thank you for being committed to loving each other for a lifetime.  Your marriage and the way you love and serve each other has changed my life and has had more impact on MY marriage than you’ll ever know and we’re s0 thankful for that. HAPPY 29th ANNIVERSARY!!  I love you both!!!!



10 Comments Personal
  1. Sara S reply

    SO sweet Katelyn!! Happy anniversary to your parents :) Thank you for sharing this – such an inspiration!! And thanks for not being ashamed to share your faith…they raised you well :)

  2. Julia Seiler reply

    This is one of the reasons why I am such a strong believer of love! Sure there are celebrities breaking up every 5 minutes and the divorce rates have gone up a ton in the past 10 years, but real and true love DOES exist! . It’s hard to find, but when you see it and feel it it’s such an amazing thing! I love hearing how happy couples can be after years and years and years. It’s such an inspiration for so many love believers (such as myself!)

    Thanks for posting; you got a smile outta me :) I hope you, and your parents, have a wonderful Monday!

    – Julia

  3. Valerie reply

    Happy anniversary to them! What an inspiration!

  4. Anna Burke reply

    Happy Anniversary, Kevin & Brenda! Your example of a Godly marriage goes beyond just impacting your kids, you’ve impacted many others too, myself included. Thank you for investing in others constantly. And thank you for spending your anniversary with us 2 years ago in preparation for our big day! Justin and I love both of you!

  5. Mia Bjerring reply

    Such a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad! :)

  6. Jill Samter Photography reply

    Wishing your parents a blessed anniversary and many more years together being an awesome example of what a true marriage looks like. It takes work and commitment! Hugs to you Katelyn!

  7. Eleonora reply

    Such a precious post!
    It’s so beautiful to read stories like this one :)
    Happy anniversary to your parents!

  8. Ashley Link reply

    awwww. so sweet. what a blessing it is to have parents like this during a time where divorce is the norm. more power to them. so thankful for people like them! :)

  9. Kristina W. reply

    Happy Anniversary to your parents! Tyler and I celebrated our first anniversary yesterday!

  10. Mary Marantz reply

    LOVE this Katelyn!! I can see why you are the amazing person you are! xoxo

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