Great Role Models

I have two great role models in my grandparents. Today is their 53rd wedding anniversary. 53 years… I’m sure they’ve gone through headaches, heartaches and more “discussions” than they’d care to admit but they’ve stuck together. What a testament to love.

I hope someday when I tell the woman I want to marry that I’ll be with her through thick and thin, I’ll be able to follow their example of what it takes to weather life and all the tribulations that come along with it. I can’t wait for that day to eventually happen.

I had a very special conversation with my grandfather whose birthday is also today. Sometimes talking to him chokes me up. I value his mentoring over the years and love him dearly. He doesn’t say much but when he does, you know its with his wisdom and his heart.

My grandmother took care of me, my sister and our cousins with all of the energy should could muster. Taking care of all of us wasn’t easy. If you’re looking for religious inspiration, look her way. She truly believes faithfully.

So on this special day for them, I send them my love and thanks for all they’ve done for me through the years. They’ve help mold me into who I am.

5 Replies to “Great Role Models”

  1. All of my grandparents had passed away before I was but except for my grandma – but she was one of the biggest influences on my life. Amazing how much easier it is to listen and take the advice of a grandparent when your parents get on your nerves.

    Great post.

  2. That is such a lovely tribute to your grandparents. I hope they had a fantastic wedding anniversary (and birthday!)! I couldn’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to be married for that long! That really is true love…more power to them!

    And I’m the same – all of my grandparents have passed on. I never knew either of my grandfathers as they died before I was born. But I did know my step-grandfather and used to think it was sweet when he and my nanna would hold hands as they walked along the street.

    You are lucky to have experienced your grandparents and their great marriage. What good role models they are!

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