Monday, February 13, 2012

Our Children's Heritage

Our boys come from a line of long lovers! Between their two sets of grandparents and Tom and me, we have, to date, been married for 155 years. In just eleven days we will add another year to the mix, as Tom and I celebrate our 23rd anniversary. I am humbled and grateful that the Lord has allowed us to be a part of this heritage and to pass it on to our boys.

Should the day come that you, our sons, marry, we pray that the example of your elders will inspire and encourage you to stand together through the difficulties -- and the joys -- of marriage, and that you will trust the Lord through your years.

Harold and Lynda Kauffman, married in 1938
With Gramma and Grampa at Letchworth State Park
Ken and Helen Fosket, married in 1949
With Gram and Gramps on the Olympic Penninsula
Tom and Ginger, married in 1989
Our family, 1995


gramma2many said...

Twenty two years! In the world of today, a milestone. It is sad that marriage has become something that is an option to so many. Easily discarded like the daily newspaper. Congratulations and prayers for at least 52 more years of happiness.

gramma2many said...

Oops, mistake!! Happy 23 years together:)

Ginger Kauffman said...

Wow, Evie, if we were married another 52 years, that would make 75 years total! You must think we'll be long livers as well as long lovers! Thanks for the vote of confidence!!

Cami said...

This is one of the best things we can give our children, an example of both love and commitment.

Joan Husby said...

Happy anniversary, Tom & Ginger. You're an inspiration!