August 5, 1956 was a sunny day filled with, a slight warm breeze of smiles and cheer in a little small town in western Kansas. Of course, I may just be starting this with complete fiction, but isn’t most fiction just a wonderful telling of what may have been? Besides all that, it was the day my grandparents did the big ‘I Do’. Since my grandpa is a young buck, my grandma had to wait until he graduated high school until they got married, that and well he also had surgery done as well. They grew up in the same town, went to high school together and the whole relationship began with a blind date. She was all that was good, sweet and followed the rules. He was the jock, rebel and all that she wasn’t. But, I think that is what makes a couple. Maybe back then they were the complete opposites, however sixty years later they are still married. It wasn’t easy at times I’m sure, but they grew stronger in their marriage and adding God helped a great deal too. She was growing in her faith and he remained, however sometimes it takes a great push for the stubborn to fall to their knees and find God, that was him. Now after one daughter and two sons, three grand girls and one great grand girl, they can see the accomplishments of what their love did.
I’m in complete adoration of their relationship and what it looks like. I love them to the moon and back and grateful that I spent all those summers with them and still able to spend time with them as an adult. I love you both and I’m honored that I was not only able to witness your sixtieth anniversary but to capture it with photos, love and tears.
Congrats you crazy kids!
Canon EOS Rebel T5 SLR
Photographer: Cassie Stephens