Friday, July 9, 2010


"Mawwage... Mawwage is vhat bwings us togevfaaahh todayyy!
Mawwage... that bwessed awwangement!"
........... -.-

ok... seriously now ;)
Today is a landmark in our family's history.

It's amazing how people meet ;)
It's amazing how friends can become spouses and parents.

Well... twenty-two years ago today... two people did become one. Twenty-two years ago today, two people covenanted before man and God that they would be faithful one to another, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer. Twenty-two years ago today... well, something else happened, but I can't think of it at the moment ^_^

Anyway, on July 9th, 1988, Michael Stone and Julia Fitz were joined in holy matrimony (for those of you who don't know what that is... marriage ;) These two people are my parents! *obviously* ;)

The couple of the day... hand chosen by God to live together as man and wife...

and have these three ridiculous females ;)

Dear mom and dad!
I love you both so much and pray the Lord's blessings on this, your 22nd wedding anniversary!
What a day it's been! With Lili's arrival last night and running from here to there running errands and visiting with dear friends!
22 years! That's a long time! I pray that you'll have at LEAST 22 more... (hopefully more, of course ;)
What a blessing it has been to Anna, Olivia and I to see your relationship change and bloom over our lives. Granted, you're not perfect (neither are we, apparently ;), but through it all, you have both remained faithful to one another, to us, and to our Lord!
In the years that follow, I look forward to what changes (or non-changes ;) the Lord has in store for our family and am eagerly awaiting it with y'all!

Blessings, hugs, and love from your favorite middle daughter ;) ...


Anonymous said...

Thank you, dear Emily~~~

Changes or nonchanges! Yes, I like the nonchanges part, but we know that this is not likely, don't we?

I love you and am so glad the Lord placed you in the home He established 22 years ago when your Daddy and I said, "I DO!!!".

You are most amazing! Mom

Katie said...

Yay! I am so glad they had those "ridiculous daughters" :) Congrats to your wonderful parents... *heart*

Zach S. said...

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Stone!

I hope your special day was blessed. I know I am personally happy every time my own parents's anniversary rolls around, as it reminds me that I would not be here had they not gotten married (and you bet I'm glad they did LOL!!!)

Anyway, Happy Anniversary again!

In Christ,

~ Zach S.

Shannon said...

May the Lord bless your special day, Mr. and Mrs. Stone! May you continue to grow in love for the Lord and each other.


Anonymous said...

You should write a blog about how your parents met! Great post. Happy post-china anniversary Mr. & Mrs.Stone


Laura {{* *}} said...

A love story
I am privileged,
to know~

Emily, your sweet words serve it's telling
in a polished cornerstone
sort of way.

I love you Michael & Julia...
and your three resplendent daughters
if I do say so myself.

{{* *}}

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