Blessed! Today, at this time, 40 years ago, Gene and I were getting married. Following are messages from our sons' on this day. From Jesse Painter: Happy anniversary love you mom and dad. PS good message today at church. Hope you have a blessed day and you and dad deepen your love for one each other. And that the Evil one that wants to steal your joy and love for each be held at bay by the work of the Holy Spirit. May your minds be open to the one who provokes the anger and arguments. May you both have eyes to see who at work when there is tension between each other. May Satan not have his way with you this day, or the rest of the week. The Lord my God I feel put this on my heart to keep you to in my prayers and to share with you. From Christopher Painter: Happy Anniversary! You two are the best parents a person could ever hope for. Both of your lives, as far as I am concerned, could not have been more successful. You both love deeply and unconditionally and have brought up two sons who have learned to do the same. Mom, I love you and thank you for all you have taught me. Always to ask more questions. That has kept my path true and free from being led astray. Dad, your character is steadfast and your heart is pure. You have given me a role model to aspire to. To me, you are what all men should be like. Humble, happy right where you are, and above all, honest and loving. Have a great dinner. Love you guys with all my heart.