Wednesday, September 8, 2010
My sweet cousin Lori sent me this picture today of her parents....and ME. Dick and Macy have always been my favorite aunt and uncle, although I also had many other aunts and uncles that I loved dearly. Macy is my mother's youngest (and only living) sibling. She is definitely a good judge of character because she married my uncle Dick who is truly a man of very high moral character, a wonderful Christian, and just a genuinely nice guy. They have had the kind of marriage all of us should pray for and they are dedicated to each other more than any couple I've ever known.
When I was little Dick and Macy often babysat me. I think they would sometimes just come get me and play with me like a baby doll. In other words, they spoiled me rotten...and I loved it. I was the "apple of their eye" for several years until they ruined everything by having their own child...and a boy on top of that! His name was TIMOTHY and he was an absolutely beautiful baby boy. I remember many people commenting on how beautiful he was. I loved him...but I was very jealous! A few years later Lori was born...thankfully a girl this time! Lori loved all things creepy and would pick up every lizard, frog, toad, or other creepy-crawly that she saw. That was definitely not my thing! My sweet cousin Timothy died a few years ago and it has been hard on my aunt and uncle. There have also been some health issues with Dick, but together they have made it through. They are just so dedicated to each other.
I love Macy dearly, but I have to admit that Dick is my "rock." I was estranged from my real father after my parents' divorce when I was about 12 and Dick has just been sort of my "father figure" for many years. I have always wished that he could have been my real father but I couldn't love him any more if he was. I know that both he and Macy love me dearly and that means more to me than I could ever tell them. I am so very blessed to have them both in my lives. They are wonderful role models for me personally as well as a model of how I want my own marriage to always be. Thank you, Macy & Dick...for your love and for being the special people that you are.