three little words

grandpa's hands
Yesterday was my grandma and grandpa's  25th wedding anniversary.  They are "second time around" lovers.  They were both widowed and met later in life.  They are so in love.  There was a moment this week that my grandmother was awake and she told my grandfather that she loved him.  He wept.  Not like men today weep.... in secret or as if they have something in their eye.... but a deep cry that touched everyone in the room.  He told her that he missed his girl.  He told her how much he loved her.

I stood there watching this man cry.  This was a man who was a Marine.  He fought in World War II were he received many medals, including a purple heart.  And now he weeps over his wife's three simple words.  I want to feel love this deeply.  I want to love this deeply.

Happy Anniversary Grandpa and Grandma.  You couldn't celebrate this week, but I know that we will be soon.  Love you both so much.