60th Wedding Anniversary of the Grandparents
Brian’s grandparents on his mother’s side, Grace and Richard—Grandma and Papa to us—celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 28th 2019. The family planned a huge surprise party, and flew in from all around the country to be there. We had the very fun job of distracting Grandma and Papa so the rest of the family could set up the surprise in their home for when we returned. Brian’s aunt Diane has a lot of medical issues and lives with Grandma and Papa, and we prefer family gatherings at their home so Aunt Diane can be a part of them. So we took Grandma and Papa out to brunch and enjoyed hearing stories of how they met in Provincetown, way on the end of Cape Cod. When they got married, Grandma was 20 and Papa was 19, and Papa had t get a note from his mom saying it was ok for him to get married because of a law in that area at the time stating men had to be at least 20 to get married without written parental permission. Can you imagine?? Anyway, when we got back from breakfast, the whole family was waiting to surprise them out on the front porch. Please enjoy the picture of Grandma and Papa cutting their home made cake, which Brian’s sister Emily made from scratch and decorated herself! Grandma and Papa are an inspiration for our whole family, truly setting a beautiful example of what real love looks like. It’s not always easy, and it requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Grandma and Papa pray every day that the right little baby makes its way into our family through adoption.