Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy 31 years!

Dear Mom and Dad Klassen,
On your 31st wedding anniversary,
It is nearly 6 years ago that I became Ron's wife and your daughter-in-law. Through the years I have come to realize that you both are the most amazing parents-in-law that I could have ever asked for. You have opened your hearts towards me and always made me feel like another daughter. I know that not all "in-law" relationships are like the one we are blessed to share. Thank you for loving me, Ron, and our children so much. I feel so lucky to be counted as one of your family. Your generosity towards us is unbelievable and we are so thankful for you.
Thank you for setting a good example of what marriage is all about. Supporting each other and working together joyfully. I know that not each day of these last 31 years has been without its trials and hurts, but I do know that your commitment to each other outshines any dark clouds that have stood in your way.
I love you both and I wish you a very happy anniversary today. Best wishes for at least another 31 years!

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