My cutie of a grandma just called me and told me that today is my grandparents' 58th wedding anniversary.
I have the best grandparents EVER. They have been an active part of my life since day one: The day of my birth, my dad didn't come home from work when my mom told him that she was in labor, and so I was almost born on the living room floor. The paramedics thought that they could make it to the hospital in time...BUT...I was born in the ambulance on the way! My grandma came over to the house during all the pandemonium and comforted my older sister, who was scared and confused. Grammy and Grampy have been comforting us ever since!
When my mom was in the hospital for her bone marrow transplant, we lived with my grandparents for a few months. We were 8, 6, and 3, and my grandparents lovingly cared for us in one of the most difficult times of our lives. I have memories of snuggling on my grandpa's lap when I was sad and missing my mom.
Now that I am an adult, I still turn to my grandparents for advice and comfort. I often call them after a long, hard day at school, and they encourage me and convince me that I am the best teacher in the world. (Grandparents are great for boosting confidence!)
They are an example to me of a loving, fun, and devoted marriage. I am so lucky to have them in my life.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, YOU CUTE OLDSTERS!