Grandma and Grandpa's Wedding Picture in 1942
This past weekend we celebrated my Grandparents 65th Wedding Anniversary! We had quite a group gather to honor them and give tribute. It was such a special time with family and old friends.
Grandma and Grandpa with most of the family (they had 6 children)
We had a short program which was a highlight. My Dad and uncles sang in harmony some of the songs that my grandparents love including a song I will always associate with my Grandpa, “Soon and Very Soon”. On that note he went up to add his tenor voice along with them and had us all join in. The great-grandchildren, which included my children, sang “The B-I-B-L-E”, and my Aunt wrote a skit called “This Is Your Life” which had various family members acting out the different times in Grandma and Grandpa’s marriage. Missy Blue played my Aunt as a baby and was quite a little doll in her bonnet.
Missy Blue playing my Aunt
Everyone joined in choruses and then my Grandparents spoke. Grandpa shared how they had been through so much in their time together but the things that kept them strong were Grandma and the Lord. He told of the support and helpmeet she has been to him through all these years and I have seen that evidenced so clearly. Grandma shared one of her favorite verses that has carried her through, Psalm 46:1 “God, is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” The thing that really brought tears to my eyes was when they told how when they lie in bed at night they sing together the chorus…”Thank You Lord, for saving my soul. Thank You Lord, for making me whole. Thank You Lord, for giving to me, Thy great salvation so rich and free.” They love the Lord and put Him first, they love each other, and they love their family. They often remind me that they are praying for us and how they pray for each one in our family. What a special couple! I praise God for the example they have been to us of a marriage with Christ at the Head. My cousin sang the Steve Green song which summed it up best. “Oh, may all who come behind us find us faithful….” My grandparents have truly been faithful and have touched many lives.
Grandma and Grandpa today