Today would have been my Gramma (@grammasoni ) and Papa’s 56th wedding anniversary.
Today, is the first anniversary without my Papa.
Not many people know, but ever since @dad.bod22 and I made the decision to get married, over 4 1/2 years ago, I have worn a small gold band on my finger alongside my own rings.
This small gold band is my Gramma’s original wedding band. It serves as a reminder EVERY SINGLE DAY that marriage - for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer - is a commitment. That it takes works - Every single day.
Marriage isn’t easy. Marriage isn’t always what you want it to be.
Marriage takes work. Marriage takes acceptance. And above all else, marriage takes unconditional love.
I am so incredibly thankful - thankful to the point that I wear a reminder on my finger every single day - that my grandparents taught me that family isn’t always blood. There’s no such thing as “steps”. That family is there for you in all of the good times, but most importantly, they’re there in the hard times. That family is love.
Man, I miss my Papa every single day, but if it wasn’t for him, I’m not sure I would truly understand the meaning of unconditional love.
Happy Anniversary Gramma. I truly hope you know that your marriage has set the example for my own and I can only hope and pray for 55+ years of love and happiness.
I love you so much.
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