Nov 8, 2012

Throwback Thursday


There are so many things I could tell you about this picture.

I could tell you that this is only one of the hundreds of letters that my Grandpa sent my Grandma while he was away at war. And reading through each of them put a smile in my heart that lasted for days.

I could tell you that my Grandma and Grandpa knew how to love each other like no one I've ever known. Nobody's perfect of course, but there's wasn't a time that I didn't see them kiss when they parted, hold hands when they walked, or miss an opportunity to call each other sweetie pie. He protected my grandma and loved her until the day he died, and I love him so much for that.

I could tell you that Matt and I tried to recreate this picture when we were in Oregon a few months ago, but the beach got rained out, so we just sat in the car, watching the chaos of the wind and waves crashing against each other. We sat there in silence, as the windshield wipers went back and forth back and forth, and neither of us spoke, because it was just one of those moments where words just weren't needed to describe how we felt.

I could tell you that my Grandpa spelled the word "tight" like a gangsta. TITE!

But mostly I just want to tell you that at the end of my life, if I have nothing else but a love like my grandparents, I would be completely satisfied. Because love like that just doesn't come around too often.







18 comments :

  1. What a gift to see love like that and to have the letters to cherish! Lucky girl!

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  2. that is just the sweetest thing.

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  3. This totally, completely choked me up. Love it.

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  4. That's so extremely sweet and romantic. What a treasure you have, getting to read and touch those letters. Cherish them!

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  5. oh my gosh, so so sweet. tears in my eyes!

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  6. Aw this is so sweet!


    kbramall@blogspot.com

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  7. That is so adorable! My grandma has all of her love letters from WWII as well and I want to get my hands on them so badly. Oh young love. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh my gosh this is the sweetest thing EVER!
    i'm in argentina away from my boyfriend for 2 months. i'm writing him separate "love emails" every few days to make my stay more romantic..... can't beat the old days though!
    xo the egg out west.

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  9. that is so sweet. thanks for sharing

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  10. Whoa... I might have had a tear. This is a sweet post and I like how you guys tried to recreate it but instead you just had a moment of observance.

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  11. I love this, and it's so special that you still have these letters. You made my day with this post!

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  12. Simply wonderful.

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  13. That's such a beautiful keepsake of a wonderful relationship. So sweet x

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  14. this is one of the most raw pieces of beauty i've stumbled upon in quite some time. thank you for sharing. truly.
    xx

    www.goldenswank.blogspot.com

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  15. How amazing that you have these letters and pictures! They sound like a sweet couple and I'
    m sure they would think you and Matt have a sweet love too.

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  16. This is soooooo sweet!!!! Love it!!!!!!
    The kind of love worth dreaming of!!! =)))

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