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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Their Anniversary

Today Grandma and Grandpa would have been married 67 years. (For anyone who may not know, Grandma and Grandpa raised me from day one.) We lost Grandma suddenly in August 2005 to an infection of the pancreas. It never once occurred to me that she would go first. Grandpa has done really well by himself but misses her so much. I know today has been hard on him, but I think in some way, Grandma going to Heaven has made him 'ready' himself. I don't think he fears death like he once did. The reward there is now so much sweeter for him.

I love these pictures. To some they may seem morbid, but to me they're equally beautiful. The first was taken April 13, 1941, their wedding day and is the only picture that exists of that day. The second was taken some time last spring, I think, at Grandma's grave, and both pictures (to me at least) are just so precious.

I love that song that says, I just wanna be with you. Just want this waiting to be over. Just wanna be with you, and it helps to know the day is getting closer. I believe that's how Grandpa feels about getting to Heaven. There is so much to look forward to.


Zach and Erin Kennedy said...

Those pictures are priceless. He is so precious. I know that today was probably hard for him and you also. I know you both miss her so much.