Monday, May 3, 2010

65 years and counting

Ever since we moved to St George, not only have we been fortunate to live way closer to our families, but we live only minutes away from Dan's grandparents. They are wonderful people. They will call me up and see if they can baby-sit our kids while we go on a date, or they feed us dinner, or they just come visit (and don't mind when we stop in to visit), they share their pool with us, grandma shares her sunday paper coupons with me (she's great about it...bringing it to me instead of me going to get them like I should). Anyway, there is a myriad of other reasons living so close to them is a great thing for us, but one of the most wonderful reasons is to watch the two of them together. I don't know how old they are. I would imagine in their 80's, but they are still going strong. It's fun to watch them hold hands when they walk somewhere. It's fun to see their concern for one another. It's great to hear them talk about each other and the love that they still have for each other.They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary back in February, and at the end of April their kids had a party for them to celebrate it. The kids and I went up too (Dan was on call so he couldn't leave). It was a fun little outing, even if it was a lot of driving in one day....which makes me thankful Dan normally does the driving. I'll admit its not a favorite thing to do.Congratulations grandma and grandpa....65 years is incredible! Thanks for the great example.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Very nice tribute.

Rorie said...

That's how I want Nate and I to be when we've been married that long. :)

Ma & Pa J. said...

What a wonderful memory. And that you would come all that way with the kids and back in one day is really incredible! It meant so much to me.

Laurene said...

Once in a while I go wandering to posts of acquaintances. I felt led to this post this morning. I really needed it. Amazing how the far stretched beams of good examples can shine and warm. Thank you so much for sharing this well written and inspiring post!