Monday, September 10, 2012
Cheers! Here's to Love
Saturday, my sweet grandparents celebrated 55 years of marriage! Through six kids, plenty of vacations and hospital visits, tons of hilarious fashions, and now 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandbabies, they have stood by each other so fiercely. They eloped very shortly after they met, my grandma in a red dress. There's only one picture that captured that start of a life. They tease each other relentlessly and love to go for long afternoon drives. No matter what she's cooking, he'll say, "that's one of my favorites."
I can hardly think of two people more in love.
A few years ago, for their 50th anniversary, my dad and his brothers and sisters threw a huge surprise party for them, made all the more special since they'd never had a wedding reception. They shared an official first dance, though it was another in the series of many, many dances they've danced through the years, and cut their very own wedding cake. I'm thankful beyond words to have grown up surrounded by their love, one that speaks to a holy marriage and to never going through heartache alone. Happy Anniversary, OG and Poppy!