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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy 63rd Anniversary!

This first picture was taken before I joined the family. This is my mother-in-law & father-in-law on their 50th wedding anniversary. They renewed their vows and had a large reception complete with a tiered cake. This second picture was taken at the Longhorn Steakhouse. They used to take all three kids & spouses there to celebrate their anniversary every year. I'm guessing this was taken in 2001 or 2002.
This next picture was probably taken the last time we went out to celebrate. It was several years ago. The only time she leaves the house now is for doctor appointments. We've been talking lately about having the doctor come here, as it's getting much harder to get her in and out of the car. (Their doctor actually makes house calls!)

Today, they celebrated 63 years together. It was bittersweet. Her daughter came and sat with her so he could go to church. She waited to have lunch with him, but he stopped at Perkins to eat before he came home. He so needs time out of the house. She wants him by her side. She has a tough time completing a sentence. Once upon a time she was very bright. He misses that woman.


SquirrelQueen said...

Wonderful photos of their happier days, what a lovely tribute.

Rae said...

Nice tribute. It's so difficult to watch a loved one decline physically and mentally. It makes you miss the person they once were.

MaranathaMom said...

I am so sorry about your MIL. We lost my grandpa to Parkinson's and the hardest part was seeing that bright spunky man disappear. My daughter was barely 2 yrs old when he passed & she is still talking about her Papa.

~*Jessica*~ said...

Sorry we missed gpa at church. I haven't been able to eat much of anything since Thursday, and spent the entire weekend on the couch. tim came up from the basement and checked on me every few hours to make sure I was still alive.

Ziggy Stardust said...

God bless all of you is all I can say.