February 24, 2009

the party

There was dancing...

There was cake...

And there was more love than twenty-five years could possibly hold.



I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude... not only for my parents, but for the people who came to celebrate them. I am so thankful that so many think they are a unique and wonderful couple... because they truly are. Each of them really... unique and wonderful... and then together... so much more. The best part of the evening? No... not the cake. And not dancing the Chicken Dance with my Mom & Sister (although that was fun!) The very best part of the evening was watching my parents dance the night away... with expertise, with laughter, and with love that lit up their faces and spilled all over the room.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

11 comments:

bookbabie said...

How wonderful, especially that you appreciate them and your time with them:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

this is so wonderful...so glad you were able to celebrate as a family!
love the cake, Mom's shoes and the HUG!!!
Congrats again to them both.

Jen said...

Oh yea! good reason to celebrate. The cake looks good, but I need an explanation of what it is.... or am I just out of it?

Ms. Tee said...

That is so great. They look so happy together. :) Thank you for stopping by!

Cassie said...

Dawn, I'm with Jen. What is that cake supposed to be?? Oh btw, loved the post. My Aunt Dot & I had a surprise dinner party at her house for my Mom & Daddy's 50th Ann. I was SO glad we did that too, because Daddy died the following April (14yrs ago). Memories of the good times are so fine to hold on to!

Dawn said...

jen & cassie-
i don't what was up with that cake!!! i could not stop laughing about it!!! there were two big ball of cotton candy on top!! why??? i really couldn't tell you. and... over all, the cake did not taste good. this is the first cake i ever met that i couldn't even eat!

April said...

Visiting from SITS! Happy Anniversary to your parents...they would like wonderful people!

Shelley said...

So nice to see a happy loving bunch!!

Life with Kaishon said...

This made me cry. So beautiful. I love how you write. Just love it.

Mamarazzi said...

oh my goodness your auto start player scared the crumbs outta me!

looks like a great time had by all!

I am here to welcome you to SITS, you're going to love this bloggy community and love the women of the SITStahood!

The Rambler said...

I love seeing pictures like this. It reminds me about taking the time, and enjoying it with the ones that truly matter!

Welcome to SITS....part of the Welcomista ladies saying hello.