59 responses

  1. lisa fine
    November 13, 2012

    Beautiful. I love stories like this.

    My parents also met in high school and are so wonderful, supportive, and have grown together after many years. I feel lucky every day.

    Happy anniversary to your folks!
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  2. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    November 13, 2012

    This is so incredibly sweet. I love that you had such awesome role models to learn from. Not only is marriage/friendship so incredibly rewarding it is so incredibly difficult too. Happy Anniversary!
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  3. Reenie
    November 13, 2012

    What a beautiful love story. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!!

    (the 2nd pic ~ I can really see the resemblance of your brother…the twin in your Dad, and Kelly in your Mom)

  4. Dori
    November 13, 2012

    Happy anniversary to your parents! It is amazing that they are still so in love.

  5. Amanda
    November 13, 2012

    Happy Anniversary to your parents!
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  6. steph
    November 13, 2012

    OMG you are a clone of your dad!

  7. Dori
    November 13, 2012

    Also, was your mom’s hair permed? My mom’s hair looked VERY similar at her 1981 wedding!
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    • Meghann
      November 13, 2012

      Yep, that was a perm. I’m pretty sure all 1980s brides had similar do’s. πŸ™‚

  8. Renee
    November 13, 2012

    Okay that brought tears to my eyes… such a beautiful story! <3

  9. Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin
    November 13, 2012

    This is such a sweet post – I’m sure your mom and dad are beaming with pride reading this!!

  10. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    November 13, 2012

    What an amazing tribute. I teared up as I read this. So many stories don’t end this way, and it’s clear that your parents made the commitment to their love and relationship to stand the test of time. This must be wonderful for you to reflect on as you approach your own wedding!
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  11. Michelle
    November 13, 2012

    That’s so sweet! My parents celebrated 38 years together in July πŸ™‚
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  12. Katie
    November 13, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful!

  13. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    November 13, 2012

    This post seriously made me tear up. My parents are divorced and seeing that your parents have had such a wonderful relationship for all these years makes me hopeful. Thank you for posting this and happy anniversary to your lovely parents!

  14. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    November 13, 2012

    Such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary to your parents!
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  15. Annette @FitnessPerks
    November 13, 2012

    Such a beautiful story!

  16. NYC Fit GIrl
    November 13, 2012

    What a beautiful post Meghann! Isn’t it amazing how our parents could meet in HS and still be in love after all those years! My parents also met in HS and have been married 35 years! It really is something truly special.
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  17. Jean
    November 13, 2012

    Yay Pell grants! Congrats to your parents.
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  18. natalie @ will jog for food
    November 13, 2012

    What a great love story. You have amazing parents πŸ™‚

    Happy Anniversary to them!
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  19. Irina @ Chocolatea Time
    November 13, 2012

    What a beautiful tribute to your parents. Congratulations to them (and your entire family) for getting to where you are today all together. I love reading stories like these because they prove that love, dedication, hard work, and commitment are still very important in a marriage.
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  20. Jodi
    November 13, 2012

    Just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  21. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    November 13, 2012

    Seriously trying not to cry on the bus right now! This is so sweet, you are lucky to have grown up in such a close and loving family, I’m sure you and Derek will create the same thing for your family!
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  22. Tasha
    November 13, 2012

    This is such a sweet post. I’m sure they are truly thankful for having such amazing kids. Congratulations to your mom & dad!
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  23. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    November 13, 2012

    such a cute story. reminds me of my parents, who were married at 19 & 20 and are still together. Congrats to them!
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  24. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    November 13, 2012

    I loooove seeing pics of parents. I cannot believe how much your dad looks like Ben (younger) and how much Kelly looks like your mom (now) and you looked like your mom (younger). So fun to see the family resemblance!

    Everyone says I looked just like my dad and I never saw it until years later in a total of 2 pictures. Funny how we mold into our parents sometimes. πŸ™‚

  25. kirsten
    November 13, 2012

    beautiful post! happy anniversary to your parents! πŸ™‚

  26. Sonia the Mexigarian
    November 13, 2012

    awww. beautifully written post. made me tear up. my parents have been together 30+ years and marriage ‘s truly not all rainbows and puppies. it’s hard work. i’m so glad to have them as an example though. through thick and thin.

    congratulations to your parents πŸ™‚
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  27. Elisabeth
    November 13, 2012

    Congratulations to your parents on 30 years! Happy Anniversary πŸ˜€

  28. clare @ fittingitallin
    November 13, 2012

    This is beautiful, Meghann! Happy Anniversary to them!
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  29. Laura
    November 13, 2012

    Love this post! I feel the same way about my parents – thanks for making me cry like a little baby in the middle of the day! Lol πŸ™‚
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  30. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    November 13, 2012

    Beautiful post, Meghann, and congrats to your parents!
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  31. Lindsay Simone @ The Life Muse
    November 13, 2012

    LOVE this post so much that I started to tear up! Seriously, growing up in a house filled with love does a lot more for a child than one filled with possessions (and emptiness).

    Happy 30th anniversary to the parentals!
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  32. MrsSwan
    November 13, 2012

    Beautiful!!!!! Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs!!!

    This post comes at a great time for me and hits home. My hubby and I (9 yrs) are in what I would call a down part of our lives. We will work through this though as that is what you do when you love another. I was just typed up a blog post about this today and then I read your post. This makes me smile and I am glad to see that you are realistic about what you are expecting out of your marriage.
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  33. Caroline
    November 13, 2012

    What a great story and role model for you and those in their lives! It’s hard to come by relationships that are strong and healthy, so thanks for sharing. happy anniversary to them!!
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  34. Nicole
    November 13, 2012

    This is so darling! I love that you shared this. How wonderful a family you have.
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  35. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
    November 13, 2012

    This is so cute… but my favorite part is that your dad is still rocking the same glasses, 30 years later! haha!
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    • Meghann
      November 13, 2012

      Ha – you’re right! I guess when you find a style that works…

  36. Rebecca
    November 13, 2012

    Awwww!! Great post Meghann!

    My Mom had a similar wedding dress – and 30 years from now our kids are probably going to comment on our wedding dresses πŸ˜‰ It was “the fashion”

  37. Ashley
    November 13, 2012

    Today is my 1 year anniversary with my Bf. I hope I can have as awesome a story to tell my kids as your parents do. Beautiful post!
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  38. Melissa
    November 13, 2012

    I’m such a sap – reading your post made me tear up! Thank you for sharing!
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  39. Cathy
    November 13, 2012

    That was beautiful. You totally made me tear up at work. Congrats to your parents they are a wonderful couple and have raised some great kids!!

  40. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    November 13, 2012

    Congratulations to your parents, Meghann!! Here’s to 30 more years of health and happiness together.
    I’m a true romantic at heart, and hearing stories like this makes me overflow with emotion from the joy of being reminded that there IS true love in the world. I believe that we are all destined to find a soulmate. I’m incredibly glad that your parents found their’s and were able to bless the world with their spunk, sparkle, and never ending commitment to themselves and their family.
    Nothing left to say but <3.

  41. cathy@1970kikiproject
    November 13, 2012

    happy anniversary to your parents!!
    i bet they enjoy reading about the memories you have of childhood, growing up, what was important to you…what excellent role models!

  42. Cait
    November 13, 2012

    thanks for sharing, Meghann. One of my favorite posts of yours (and I am a longtime reader…ahem..graduatemeghann lol)!

  43. Kashi @ Cape Island Runners
    November 13, 2012

    Happy anniversary to them! Wonderful story πŸ™‚

    We were married 1.5 months before my parents 40th and that was very special. it’s great to have such role models in our lives!
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  44. jane
    November 13, 2012

    my parents just celebrated their 40th anniversary and i am getting married next october-such great role models! my fiance’s parents are still together as well so i always tell my fiance how lucky we are-it means you are stuck with me forever πŸ™‚ mwaahaha

  45. GM
    November 13, 2012

    A beautiful Meghann πŸ™‚ <3

  46. GM
    November 13, 2012

    I meant to say a “beautiful Tribute” stupid keyboard….

  47. Carrie @ The Cook’s Palette
    November 13, 2012

    What a neat story! Thanks for sharing. And congrats to your parents!
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  48. Rachel Wilkersom
    November 13, 2012

    Ahh, I loved this. You are so lucky to have parents like these!

    Also, can I request a post with their secrets to such a long and happy marriage or maybe some advice to those of us at the beginning of things?
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  49. Alaina
    November 13, 2012

    I love this! My parents celebrated their 30th this year too. πŸ™‚

    Your parents sound very similar to my in-laws. They got married just out of high school and had two girls and two boys, all who grew up traveling the US and getting excellent educations (and a lot of love and support). And my mother in law became a nurse while raising her kids too!
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  50. Katie
    November 13, 2012

    I read this post, cried. And then I read it to my boyfriend and we both cried.
    I’m always so moved by posts like this. I feel so privileged that I get to read about your life and hear amazing stories like this. πŸ™‚

  51. Kristin
    November 13, 2012

    Beautiful story! Happy anniversary to your parents.

  52. beka
    November 14, 2012

    I LOVE this post. My parents anniversary is coming up in Dec, and I feel the exact same way about them. We had a very similar upbringing – except I only have 1 brother. πŸ˜‰
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  53. Chatelaine
    November 14, 2012

    *sniff sniff* OMG that made me emotional. what a beautiful tribute. i’ve always read your stories about your family and just loved how close you are. reading about your relationship with your siblings and just getting to know you through your blog always made me with there were more parents in the world like yours. they’ve done an incredible job.

    Happy Anniversary!

  54. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    November 14, 2012

    This is such a beautiful post! Huge congratulations to your parents on 30 years of marriage! That’s incredible and inspiring, and I really appreciate you sharing their story.

    Also, holy SMOKES! Your mom and sister are practically carbon copies of each other! And I can totally see you in your dad. Wowza!
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  55. J
    November 15, 2012

    That picture of your dad kissing your mom’s cheek is so sweet!!

  56. Caroline Calcote
    November 15, 2012

    What a great post! You have the sweetest parents and a wonderful family.

  57. LizForADay
    November 17, 2012

    What a sweet story. I love the pictures. That is so awesome. I only hope to find someone to grow with like that. πŸ™‚
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