Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm ruining the surprise.

I made this as a gift for my grandparent's 65th wedding anniversary. So, Grandpa and Grandma, sorry to ruin the surprise, but I couldn't wait three more weeks to share this.

I know, I am horrible at surprises.

I got the idea (and directions) from Bushel and a Peck (via my friend Julie).

It was really easy and fun, and best of all I got to lay out on canvas some of the Biblical principles my family values, and that I was raised on. Family values that have resulted in 65 years of fruitful marriage.

Incase you can't read them all, they are:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength.

Wives submit to your husbands.

Husbands love your wives.

Feed the hungry. Give water to the thirsty. Clothe the naked. Look after the sick. Visit those in chains.

Entertain strangers.

Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.

Serve one another in love.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Encourage one another an build each other up.

Thank you Grandpa and Grandma for being living examples of these values. Love you.

1 comment:

JD said...

Rebecca, this is so beautiful, and meaningful! 65 years... PTL!!!

I love that they have led the family with their example of a strong and Godly marriage for so many years, what a gift of family values and leadership. Let us know their reaction to your gift :)