By Lavern Nissley, Tuesday@10:10 blog post
On October 20, 1955 David Nissley and Edna Herschberger were married in an Amish wedding ceremony in Arthur, Illinois by my grandfather, Ira Nissley. That makes today their 60th wedding anniversary, and I believe special congratulations to them are in order.
Things have changed considerably in our culture and in our world the past 60 years. Technology, fashion, education, politics, transportation, architecture, values, cultural norms, media, leisure, entertainment. If you've been around for 60 years, you can attest to the dramatic changes around you!
But one thing that hasn't changed is my Mom and Dad's love for and commitment to each other. Oh, they definitely had their ups and downs. During the time we kids were growing up, we did NOT want a marriage like theirs!
But we've seen their love for each other grow, and I'm sure they would do it all over again: in sickness and in health, in lean times and in times of plenty, in sadness and in celebration.
Mom and Dad, I'm proud of you today! You have achieved a milestone that most couples don't - due to either physical or relational death. You have set a benchmark that Ronda and I hope to reach someday. Thank you for going the distance.
But one thing that hasn't changed is Mom and Dad's love for and commitment to each other.
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Main author is Lavern Nissley, Executive Director of MRCMV. Guest authors will be included in posts from time to time.