Today my parents are celebrating 25 years of marriage together! It has been so incredible to look back and reflect on the years they have devoted to life together and how committed they are to their vows, even today. I have so much respect for my parents who have always been a steadfast source of wisdom and discernment in my life. They have supported me, above and beyond, in every way that they can and at the end of the day, always do what they can to point me back to God as the assurance of my faith. Even in the days when I lashed out at them in anger- they always prayed and loved me regardless. I would not be the same person today if it weren’t for their commitment and obedience to God through their daily lives.
Thank you, Mom and Dad, for teaching me how to seek after the heart of God and willingly lay my life down before Him. From your example I have seen what it looks like to “white knuckle” God’s promises through the hard times and rejoice in His blessings through the good times. Because of your leadership in my life, I am “more Tara today, than ever before” because you helped me to discover who God created me to be and even though the journey ahead of me is long and dangerous, you still encourage me to follow God in totality and at all costs.
I love you and thank God for placing me in your lives. I am so glad that God has given us to each other and it is a joy to partner in ministry with you both! You may never know the impact that your lives and your obedience has had on not only myself and my siblings but on the many other people who your lives encountered.
So on behalf of all of us who have been inspired by your faithfulness to each other and to Christ- THANK YOU!