Tuesday, June 5, 2012

love, your sailor


 
My grandparents are my inspiration. There aren't enough words to say how much they mean to me and how they have impacted my life. When Jared and I went up there last weekend, I was delighted to see an old scrapbook of when my "Pa" was in the Navy. I could never imagine what it would be like to be away from someone you love for that long, but my granparents pulled through. Seeing the letters and postcards he had written her while he was away made my day. Old letter and pictures are my favorites to look at; there is just something about taking a trip back in time where life was simpler. A love that lasts like theirs is so hard to come by these days, and I am so blessed to have an example of what real love looks like. And let's be honest, my grandfather was a handsome man; who doesn't like a man in uniform? No wonder my grandmother stuck by him all this time.


13 comments:

Sophie Brown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such beautiful letters! I love looking through all my grandparents/great grandparents photos and things! X

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those letters are precious! What a wonderful treasure.

Shane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is too neat. How sentimental.

xo Shane

Kathleen Lisson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The letters and photos are so heartwarming. My grandma spoke just like that - "got back in the sack." She also watched the "boob tube."

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE this! What a beautiful story they have.

p.s. thanks for your sweet comment :) Good luck applying! You can totally do it.

tandaschroeder said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is so cute! I can only dream of my future children and grandchildren thinking my love story was cute!

Amanda

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Vanessa Wittmer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my word! SO precious. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo Vanessa
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Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post!! great pictures too and yes I love the internet but I wish we could go to a world where everything was simpler and we could all write letters to each other and wait eagerly for the letters to come in the mail.

Ess! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is adorable!!

erica marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aww this is the sweetest!

xo erica

Charity S said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aw so sweet! I was half the world away from my husband (then boyfriend) for nearly two years. I take my hat off to the pioneers of long distance relationships like your grandparents. To stay so together with only wires and post cards. Its beautiful.

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Natasha Ting said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so beautiful. I can totally imagine him writing to her.

Natasha
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Lidja said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh wow. So so cool.
-Lydia

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