Kids Make an Anniversary Date for their Parents

Years ago in Spring with the Moodys, Book 4 in the Moody Family Series, the Moody children plan and execute an anniversary dinner for their parents. We regularly hear from parents who share sweet stories of their children learning from the Moody children and doing an anniversary dinner for them.

Nathan and Melanie’s children have adopted that same model for their parent’s anniversary a couple of times in the past few years when it worked. Tuesday evening, the children prepared a special dinner and served it to their parents.

Nathan and Melanie
The serving crew

As a grandparent, it blesses my heart to see my grandchildren love their parents so much that they want to make their anniversary special and do something that involves planning, time, and effort and is just for their parents to enjoy together.

If you’d like to read an excerpt from Spring with the Moodys about the anniversary dinner, Sarah pulled it together below. (If you’re on a smartphone reading this or Feedly, you’ll need to go to this link to read the excerpt.)

“And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called
unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me,
These are the true sayings of God” (Revelation 19:9).

17 thoughts on “Kids Make an Anniversary Date for their Parents”

  1. I read your blog on the web site and I can’t see the book extract 🙁 I am on an I phone eleven if that helps 🙂

  2. They had a night away a couple of weeks ago. They had a breakfast date on their actual anniversary and then the anniversary dinner date at home provided by the children.

    1. Yes, it was a joint babysitting effort – Anna and Mary for the early evening, Anna overnight, Steve and me the next morning, and Mary for Saturday lunch. No baby announcements, at least that we know of. Anna Marie is doing well. She posts from time to time about what she is currently involved in for her treatment.

  3. Our children have also done this for us two times over the past several years, using the example from the Moody book. Those years have been some of my favorite anniversary celebrations; they are so special because of the thought and effort put forth by the children to do something special for us. Thanks to Sarah for using her talents to write books that encourage children and help them grow in the Lord and grow closer to others!

  4. That is sweet. Happy anniversary!

    My oldest (he’s almost 17) has offered to care for his younger siblings so we can go out. I can’t imagine him fixing a meal for us.
    Now that our only daughter is getting older and taking over some of the cooking, maybe someday.

    Good job to the entire family.

  5. This excerpt brought back good memories for me. I used to read the Moody books with my son when he was young, and now he’s in his 20’s. They were at the top of my list for good books!

  6. Just curious about those candles in the first photo – are they their unity candles from their wedding?

  7. I recall that when I was quite little my older siblings with our “help” pulled off a surprise breakfast in bed for my parents anniversary!

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