JASON ATEN | MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHER

WEDDING: GARY & SUSAN | LANSING, MI | AUGUST 7, 1976

I've been to a lot of weddings.  I see all different kinds of weddings, with different budgets, and decor, and themes.  I see big weddings and little weddings, and almost everything in between.  Of all the weddings I've seen, this might be my favorite wedding of all.  That's saying something because I wasn't even there.  35 years ago today, my parents were married - and they've remained an example of what a marriage should be. 

 

I'm so thankful for the way these two people have honored each other with their marriage.  I'm thankful for the way they modeled a healthy commitment to my brothers and me (there's 4 boys in the family!).  I'm thankful for the way they've "bailed me out" in almost every way you can think of.  I'm thankful for the way they love and cherish my children now as grandparents.  And I'm thankful that they made a promise to each other 35 years ago today.

Happy 35th anniversary mom and dad :) 

 

PS, I'm also thankful that my mom posted these photos on facebook - just last night!