First I want to show you a picture......
If that doesn't make your heart happy then I don't know what will.
My grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday. I drove back to my home state by myself with two little ones (6 hours!) to join my family for my cousin's wedding. I was surprised to find out there was a small, informal celebration planned for my grandparents the following day.
What a sweet surprise - for me.
They already knew all about it.
I sat in this room FULL of people. I mean full in the literal sense. My grandparents fell in love some 62ish years ago. They had 6 children who married 6 spouses and had blessed them with 18 grandchildren, who have so far blessed them with 14 great grandchildren (and believe me - we are just getting started).
Their love did this.
Those people up there? They're my grandparents. They are just as feisty today as they were then. And they are just as in love. They are a testament to a life built on giving selflessly.
They love God, and nature, and serving others.
They are awesome.
And they have inspired me to start writing about all our grandparents.
Not because you, the readers of this blog care to read about my awesome grandparents, but because I want my sons to know what awesome great grandparents they had - some they will never get to meet.
But that isn't going to stop me.
Because I have a lot of love to give and a lot of love that has been given to Dustin and me.
And as my Grandpa always says at family gatherings while we sit around attentively listening: "What?"
(just kidding grandpa) (see, he's funny - he'll appreciate that joke.)
Let me try that again...as my Grandpa always says at family gatherings as we all sit around attentively listening, "We love you guys."