We fondly call them Uncle Charlie and Auntie Lourdes. Our children call them "Lolo and Lola," which means grandpa and grandma in Filipino. They are diamonds... Very rare... Amazing... Beautiful people! I could write a whole book about them.
On May 19th, they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in Bangkok. They have been involved in so many people's lives and ministries that to be invited to a small celebration gathering was an honor. Small, meaning less than 15o. They wanted to renew their vows in the presence of loved ones who were at their wedding 25 years ago, as well as to encourage us younger couples. The big surprise was on us 30+ couples. After the Holmes proclaimed their love for each other, they wanted all of us who were there with our spouses to do the same. Talking about on the spot PDA (public display of affection) in a Thai culture! It was a blessing!
Uncle Charlie and Auntie Lourdes hold a special place in our hearts. They were our match-makers. They are God's gift to us, to Filipinos, to the Thais, to Americans, to anyone they have encountered. Happy 25th Anniversary, Uncle and Auntie! We love you! -ddw
our attempt in trying to get serious
probably half of the married couples
in this picture were match made by the Holmes