Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Celebration


( This is actually not Sherry writing, but one of her daughters ~ I hope it's not confusing )

Mom doesn't know about this post, but . . . . I just wanted y'all to know what a wonderful couple my parents were, and what a wonderful marriage they had. Today would've been their 31st wedding anniversary. And even though dad is no longer on earth to celebrate it with mom, it seemed like this day was still one to be remembered. It is still the anniversary of the day that God began a new family, through the marriage of a man named Tom and a girl named Sherry; none of my siblings or I would be here except for that day and that wedding. So today's still an important date for us to remember.

I am so grateful for the years God gave me to witness my parent's marriage. What a privilage to grow up watching such a godly couple in action! To see their steadfastness, their faithfulness, their commitment to one another -- their love and honor for one another. Quietly, contentedly, steadily they walked through life together. I couldn't ask for better parents.

And so this post is meant to honor my dad and mom for the last 30 -plus years of love and devotion to one another. To celebrate what God has done through them. Praise the Lord for this marriage, this couple, these parents.

Because of Him,
for all of the Lee children


  1. How sweet! I'm just loving your family right now and how Christ-centered you all seem to be. You all inspire me so much, as a young stay-at-home mother, your family is the type of Christian family I'm trying to exemplify as a parent. THANK YOU for sharing, especially during this difficult, tragic time as you mourn the death of you father. I am so happy to see that he was a strong, God loving man who will be waiting for you all in the eternal kingdom, and see you all again! What a blessed, happy ending God has given us as believers! In the meantime, I'm sorry for your (earthly) loss of a WONDERFUL man and father, and will pray for you.

    Such a beautiful family, God surely smiles upon you!

  2. What a thoughtful, sweet thing to have done. Yes, you had blessings beyond compare in the years you were able to have with both your Mum and Dad, and to have witnessed such love, godliness and loyalty between them is a blessing indeed...

  3. Blessings sweet child for the honour you are bestowing upon parents who so deserve your praise. Your family has been so blessed and God will contiue to do a wonderful work with such dear children and such a sweet mama..
    Holding you all up in prayer...

  4. Awww..give her a big hug from this gal in Texas!I think there will be a lot of hard times ahead for your mom..but this day in particular will be hard.It is the day that we as women no longer are just us..we become a "we".And if I have your mom figured out...she loved being a "We"..she loved your dad and it showed in her writings..and yes even in front of their friends and children...their love was very evident.
    What a blessings to have them set such a beautiful example of what marriage should be. You children were very lucky to have seen this and to understand this.You will have to teach the little ones with memory talks about your dad and his love for the family and your mom.

    We are still praying for you all!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  5. Beautiful!

    What a blessing to you all for the marriage your parents shared!


  6. My Dear Lee Family,
    The world we live in today is so far from what our heavenly Father's plan for marriage is.We have not know your family for a life time, but when we met your family we could see right away that the Lord our God is the center of what has made all of your family who you are in Chirst.When one see your family one see the hand of God Himself.His eyes go to and frow seeking whom He might show Himself mighty throw.
    He has chosen you,to help those watching to see His goodness.To God be the Glory Great Things He Has Done Through The Marriage of Mr.and Mrs. Tom Lee,Thank you for this Godly example of a marriage.
    Your Friends The Wright Family

  7. What Heather said. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers!

  8. Continuing to pray for you and your family....I am so happy to read such an uplifting and loving post! Your mom is one special lady, and what a blessing to witness such a wonderful marriage.

    Take Care, and Happy Anniversary....

    God Bless.

  9. Children are indeed a blessing from the Lord!

  10. Oh Emily, that is the sweetest thing. We are daily in prayer for you and your family for strength to carry on. You can't imagine what a testimony it is to see the Lee family strong and steady throughout this time. Give your family love from the Crawfords. We hope to see y'all soon. Give your mom a hug for me.

  11. Seldom a day goes by that I don't mention the "Lee's" and their testamony to the Lord. What a blessing to have such Godly friends. I am glad we "stalked" you all those years ago.HaHa God Bless you all this week. Call if you need more movies. Becky Go

  12. Thank you for this, Emily. I'm so grateful that even in the midst of grief and challenging situations your family is able to focus on the blessings of the Lord. Your faith in Him is the strength that will see you all through. Your father has left a tremendous legacy in the Lee family. And, yes, May 31 is definitely worthy of celebration. So glad you shared.

  13. Hi Emily
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful, sweet post! What a wonderful legacy your parents marriage has.

  14. you are so very right...your parents anniversary will always be a special day to remember. you all are such a blessing. we are continuing to pray for each of you. So very thankful for your family's incredible testimony to the Lord. ((hugs)) to all your family from the Key Fam

  15. What an inspiring post! In a way it's very sad. In another, it's comforting to know your sweet Dad is in the presence of God almighty! I lost my Mother 10 years ago so I can definitely relate. God is still Good! Praying for you guys...

  16. What a beautiful tribute! Thank you, Emily, for sharing your thoughts with us.

  17. Emily, what a sweet post....and what a wonderful legacy your parents have bestowed upon all of you! I am sure you are such a blessing to your parents, too:).


  18. Emily -

    You and your family have been such a blessing to me and my family. Your father's legacy will live on in the wonderful children he raised and the people he inspired.

    We are neighbors in St Clair county and have some special gifts for your family. Please email so we can arrange to get them to you.

    Praying for your family