Emily’s wedding was a true family affair. I was so lucky as to have both sets of my grandparents at the wedding. My mother’s parents (top) just celebrated 59 years of marriage. My dad’s parents (bottom) just celebrated 62 years of marriage. That is 121 years of commitment, love, and memories. It truly blows my mind.
Shortly after the wedding, my dad’s mother became very ill and ended up on an extended stay in the hospital. She has pulled through for the time being but faces a trying recovery. Visiting her, I have been blessed to witness my grandfather’s unconditional love as he cares for her as best he can. He loves her so fully and so thoroughly it almost hurts to watch. I can only hope I am so lucky, so privileged, to experience love in that capacity some day.
Here’s to Gib, Pap, Grandma and Pop-pop. My idols.