Sunday, August 15, 2010

40 Years of Marriage

To two of my most favorite people---who gave me life and brought me into this world…



We never know
Or fully realize

How sweet and kind our parents are,



How gentle and how wise



We simply take for granted,
From day to passing day, 



Each sacrifice they make for us
In their own loving way.



But then we grow and finally learn,
The way that children do,
How much their love has really meant,
How thoughtful they've been, too -



And so this comes with all the thanks
You both deserve and more.
For there aren't two dearer parents
Than the one this post is for

…Mom and Dad, I love you more than words. Thank you for being such an incredible example of what a marriage should be (the best gift you could have EVER given me).


Happy Ruby Red 40th Anniversary!


(poem credits)

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Love Being a Nonny said...

Good look EXACTLY like your mom!!!! Both of you are beautiful! 40 years is TRULY something to celebrate! We have 35 this year and I am SO PROUD of that! Congrats to your parents!

King Quads said... look like your pretty mama in #3 & #5!

Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Hoag! 40 years is something to celebrate.

Kaci said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents...beautiful couple!

Rajean B. said...

Congratulations to your parents on their 40th wedding anniversary. What a blessing! Yesterday (the 14th) was my parents' 33rd anniversary, and I agree that their marriage is the best gift and example they have set for me and my sisters.

Might I add that your mom is an absolutely stunning bride! What a gorgeous gown!

Molly said...

You totally have your mom's smile. Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Im sure you've never heard this before.. hahah but you look just like your mom!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

So sweet! I love all the old pictures you have, those are priceless!

It's crazy how much you and your mom look alike!

beemii said...

Wow that is awesome not many couples are still in love for that longs. That is amazing, love your blog =)


Chela said...

Oh my gosh! you look so much like your beautiful Momma! So sweet. May God bless them deeper still and cause His face to shine on them forever.

Suze, I rarely ever leave a comment and don't personally know you, but just wanted to say that I really admire the joy with which you and your husband live out your days. I can imagine that parenting four children of the same age is exhausting and frustrating at times, but I really appreciate the examples of joy and faithfulness to God that you both show to the world. May He continue to bless you and your adorable family every step of the way.


Ali said...

Holy cow, you look so much like your mom in the second to the last picture!

Gen McNulty said...

OH. MY. GOSH..... I'm totally crying. That was beautiful, everything about it. Just beautiful.

Suz, i love you with all my heart and LOVE your parents as if they were my own.

Mommy and Daddy Hoag- you are two of the kindest, most wonderful, loving, and amazing souls I know. Thank you for your wonderful daughter, I'd be lost without her. Congratulations on a beautiful 40 years. Here's to many many more! I love you.


Heather B. said...

So sweet! My parents celebrated their 40th on your quadys birthday!!! You are so right when you say that the example of a good marriage is the greatest gift ever! I whole heartedly agree!!1

Happy 40th to your parents! and to many more!!! :)

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

You are the spitting image of your mom, especially in the cake picture! Congrats - what a sweet tribute.

Deb said...

So sweet :) And you really look like your mama :)

Penny said...

Such a sweet post! Hope your parents had a wonderful day! :)

Charla (SHar-la) said...

What a sweet post! I got a little choked up as I read through it and I was so amazed at how very much you look like your mother! WOW! I knew you favored her, but in those wedding pictures you could be her sister! :)

glitzen said...

Wow, what great pictures. My parents have stayed married too, for 46 years, and its certainly a gift to all of us. They are still crazy about each other, which means the world to me!
Love the poem..

cat said...

Congrats to you parents! A great achievement.

Charity Donovan said...

Happy Anniversary to the Hoag's! Thanks for giving us sweet little Suz! 40 years...amazing!!!

Mallory said...

One thing I'm surprised no one commented on is the fact that your brother and dad could be twins :)

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