Friday, February 13, 2009

Flashback Fridays....


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September 1950.
Grandpa & Grandma Rambler's wedding.



December 2005
at my wedding

These two people right here mean the absolute universe to me. My grandfather is a retired police officer of the Honolulu Police Department, and my grandmother is a retired stay at home mother of 5.

My grandmother is celebrating her birthday soon in April and I want to share a moment that took my breathe away and a unexpected tear showed up just by watching them together.

Last year on her birthday they had come home to Hawaii for a visit.
(New/old home, San Francisco).
While her clan sang Happy Birthday she stared at her cake and enjoying that glow in her eyes being around her husband, children, grand children and yes...GREAT grandchildren.
My grandfather stood behind her. Hands on her shoulders.
And in the middle of the song, he gently leaned to her head and kissed her.
she smiled in that way of contentment because of it and patted his hand and held it
It was very sweet watching that exchange....

It felt like it was only the two of them in the room.

I'm not sure what caught me off guard emotionally. Maybe because when I am around them they are everything I hope for in life.

They are LOVE.
They are DEVOTION
They are LAUGHTER
They are the center of our FAMILY

Maybe one day...I can sit down and write the love story that is them.




13 ramblings of your own:

DiPaola Momma said...

I've got goose pimples! How CUTE are they? I want DH and I to be them!!!

sandy said...

That's beautiful! They are such a gorgeous couple! Thanks for sharing:0)

Amanda said...

What a beautiful story and and even more beautiful picture!

MammaDucky said...

Sweet, sweet moment. Their wedding picture is just the cutest!

Kalei said...

awwww, That is very sweet. My grandparents are pretty awesome too! =) My grandparents do the same things yours do. Love them, love this post....good Valentines weekend post.

Penz said...

Grandparents are great for sure. My grams is 94, still drives, gambles, drinks at 4pm everyday, and smokes 3 cigs a day. My gramps passed away when I was just under a year old, and my step gramps died 6 years ago. I see my grams often, she lives 2 1/2 hours from me, but at this stage in life, its not often enough. Relish in all those moments. :)

Becky said...

My grandparents were married for 62years before my grandma passed last April and they were madly in love at the very end as they were when they were young (they first met at 13). I love hearing stories like that.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this! I hope Ben and I's kids think of us like that!

Kim said...

They are so adorable. I want to be just like them. I hope I am with my hubs forever, too. My grandparents will celebrate their 66th anniversary in June.

Tooj said...

There is nothing better than love stories that have truly tested time. :) If you write it, I can't wait to read it.

Yaya said...

That flashback pic is awesome! I love old pics!

The Bush Family said...

Awwww....I just got a tear in my eye! What a beautiful couple! LOVE like that rocks! :)

Joy said...

They are a beautiful couple, then and now!