Today, my lovely in-laws, Marty & Jane, whom I am so lucky to call Mom & Dad, is celebrating their 50th anniversary! What an achievement! So wish they're here with us, so we can celebrate with them.
Before I met my husband, I promised myself that before I get serious with anyone, I want to make sure I like the parents. I learned, having in-laws with whom you get along with is very important. Let just say, I got to meet my in-laws on my second date with hubby! Boy, talking about pressure. LOL. Yep, basically on 2nd date I met my then future parents-in-laws & sister-in-law, Kristen who is not only drop dead gorgeous, but very nice as well.
Needless to say, I quickly fall in love with hubby's parents. They're the nicest in-laws to have (an no, Mom, Dad, I am not only saying this because I know you're going to read the blog. I really mean it!!). And how can I not adore them, they raised such a thoughtful, loving, & kind son that I am blessed to be married to.
I love it that I can chat with them about anything, just like when I chat with my own parents. They're intelligent & fun to talk to. Remember my trip to CHA? Yep, did it with my MIL. So, today's post is dedicated to them. Thank you Mom, Dad for leading us by example and showing us what marriage all about. 50 years of amazing togetherness, through the ups and downs of life. I hope we can follow your example and we wish you many more years of happiness & love. Love you both to pieces and thank you for welcoming me into the family with so much love & support.
Here's the card I made for them. HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!
Maybe you don't consider this as romantic anniversary card, but there's reason why I choose to make this card. In Indonesia, the plants that rice came from is called padi & there's a saying about great people who are like padi. Hmm... not sure how I can translate it directly. Let me try to explain the saying. Padi when they mature & ripe, they bend and become closer to the earth. Instead of being boastful & growing tall reaching to the sky (considering they're the main food for lots of people), they remain grounded & actually the bigger, the better they become the closer they bend to the ground.
My in-laws, have been through a lot together & are very successful in many aspect, yet they're a very down to earth people. Just like padi enriching lots of people (either as goods that provide income for the family, or as food that enriching the body), Marty & Jane enriching the lives of the people who knows them. They're kind, thoughtful, fun, (can be crabby & grumpy sometime... hehe.. let's stay realistic here, Dad! :), loving and just simply great parents. That's why I choose to create this card using this wheatgrass images that reminds me of the rice padi field.
Hope you love the card and peeps thank you all for stopping by and for those who actually read my post, I hope I don't bore you gals with my long post! Really appreciate you stopping by here! Hugs, Vera.