July 1956, more than 57 years ago, my parents wed. I just saw this picture and it made me miss them. I look back and see them as they were - a young couple in love starting out on their journey in life without any idea of where it might take them.
My dad was 24 years old and my mom was just 17 years old (*Note - Mom started college at 16!). They were married just shy of 39 years until my mother's death at a young age of 56. Four decades of a life together; five children; thirteen grandchildren; lots of dreams, lots of lives changed. They built an incredible legacy that will continue to reach thousands of lives each year. Who could have imagined the things they would accomplish when looking at this picture from nearly six decades ago.
Be true to yourself. Live life to its fullest. Reach out to others and help without the expectation for anything in return. Dare to dream big and who knows what you'll accomplish.
I love you Mom & Dad.