My parents' 60th anniversary was last Thursday (Oct. 4). I put the following in our local paper in honor of the occasion.
"My parents', Chuck and Iva Burkitt, 60th anniversary is this week. I think that deserves special recognition. I am the oldest of eight children. Among us, we have 34 grandchildren. Our children are having children now, so the list of greatgrandchildren is growing.
I want to publicly thank them for the rock-solid foundation they gave us for our marriages and for life in general. They would be the first to tell you that it wasn't them, but the Lord who made the difference in our lives - and that is true. But it was their example and willingness to be used by Him that we saw on a daily basis.
I am still learning from their example. As they are getting older, they continue to display constant love and care for one another and they just enjoy being together as they always did. I hope Scott and I can grow old like that. They are living examples of the fruit of lifetime commitment carried over the long haul.