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There are certain moments when all the world feels right.
Like when your dad sees your new house for the first time. He puts his arm around your shoulders, and even though he doesn’t say much, you just know he’s proud of you.
Or when you go out to dinner with all of your friends, and you’re perfectly content to just sit back, smile and take in the others’ conversations because evenings like that are too few and far between.
It doesn’t have to be anything that alters the entire world — just something that makes your world feel right for a few minutes. Like everything around you is happening for a reason, and a good one at that.
I’ve been blessed enough lately to have several of those moments, one of which occurred this past weekend.
Without sounding too sappy, all of my grandparents passed away by the time I was 10 — both grandfathers before I was born, one grandmother when I was 5 and the other when I was 10.
I treasure the memories I have of my grandmothers, but I was more than excited to marry into my husband’s family and gain some grandparents-in-law.
In total, Josh and I have been together for the better part of six years and his entire family has treated me like family since day one.
This past weekend, we got the chance to celebrate his maternal grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary.
They’ve been through quite a few ups and downs in the past year, and we were all ecstatic that such a celebration could take place.
One of the grandkids put together a video slideshow of family photos throughout the past 50 years. As the entire family sat there surrounded by friends, I couldn’t help but look around and think, “This is what life is supposed to be like.”
One of the most emotional moments during the slideshow for me was when a photo of my wedding party flashed up on the screen. Josh and I recently celebrated our one-year anniversary. His grandparents have been married for 50 times that and just over twice as long as I’ve been alive.
They have been and continue to be such an inspiration in my life and now in my marriage. I hope Josh and I get to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our grandchildren some day, but for now, I just wish for his grandparents to have as many of those “life feels right” moments as possible because they certainly deserve them.