October 10,2015, marked my parents’ 45th wedding anniversary. Their ceremony was held in a beautiful stone church in Red Deer, Alberta, and they were surrounded by their closest friends and family.
Carol and Art are both humble and do not like the spotlight, but as their daughter, I feel that it is necessary to share a bit of why I think they are incredible.
Mom and Dad are the first-born of their respective families; Mom of six and Dad of seven. I know how much their siblings look up to them as I see and feel the admiration through my relationships with my aunts and uncles.
Growing up, I did not always appreciate the good parenting I received. As a mother of three teenage daughters, I now wonder how my parents dealt with their troublesome offspring with such patience.
They both have incredible hearts and show their love quietly through their actions. My dad can always be counted on to ensure that my oil is changed and that my van is in working order. Dad volunteers in many aspects of the community to help those in need of assistance. He is one of the most intelligent people I know
Mom is patient and kind; she is one of the nicest people I know. She is a caretaker, whether it be a member of her family or a neighbour in need. Any friend I’ve ever brought home is always welcomed (and most often fed as well).
They are the most amazing grandparents to my daughters. My kids love visiting the farm, meeting extended family and joking with dad’s coffee buddies.
I am so proud to call them mom and dad.
I love you both.