You’ve been married fifty years of your life.
It was then Sheila; you took Gary for your husband,
and Gary, you took Sheila for your wife.
Sometimes have been happy, and some have been sad.
Some times were good, and some times were bad.
But your love for each other made most of them glad.
Glad you met each other, and that together you stayed.
Glad that the decision to marry each other you made.
From then on, no decisions were made alone,
Whether to buy a house, have children, or what phone to own.
When traveling across the USA, away from work, going to “play.”
You and your children experienced different adventures every day.
If an adventure on the water, with your plans, was more in tune,
Then you used your houseboat you built on a pontoon.
While watching their Father, with the things he would make,
There were valuable life lessons the children would learn, and with them take.
Staying happily married for any number of years is tough enough,
But adding children to the mix can make it really rough.
Balancing Church, work, and home is a monumental task. Now for fifty years, with flying colors, this job you have superbly passed.
Mom, Dad, we love you both so very much, as
every minute and hour, since our birth, our hearts you continuously touch.
We Love You, Mom and Dad,
Written for Amber – by Bonnie Jean Hern,( A/K/A MammaHen). July 26, 2018