…to Grandmother’s house I go!
I’m visiting my Grandma and Grandpa in a town about an hour away this weekend. My Mom and Dad will also be there. They live in Texas where I grew up.
My grandparents are amazing. They got married when my Grandma was only fifteen and my Grandpa was just a little bit older. They’ve been married over sixty years.
My Grandma dropped out of high school when she got married. She later went back to school and not only got her bachelors degree but a masters as well. She taught English to high school students for many years. Ironically, she taught the two years she missed when she dropped out. When she talks about it, she gets tears in her eyes and says, "The Lord restores."
My Grandpa can catch fish like there’s no tomorrow. He’s great with his hands and was a welder for many years. He knows how to fix anything and everything. The two of them are well-loved by our family and their entire community.
Last year my Grandma was in a car wreck. I stayed in the hospital with her for a few days. If I had a dime for every time someone said, "Your grandparents are very special people" then I’d be a rich woman today. And I do feel richly blessed by their legacy of love and faith.
Here are a few of my favorite photos of my Grandma and Grandpa…
Grandma as a young mom with my Aunt and Dad
50th wedding anniversary (and now they’ve been married over 60 years!)