Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tuesday's Treasure!



This week's treasure is from my Grandma and Grandpa Smith, two of my favorite people in the world. This is a lei they brought me back from Hawaii. (By the way, its not really easy to get a good pic of one of these!) Anyway, my grandparents have been married 55 years. On their 50th anniversary, our family sent them to Hawaii because it had always been my Grandpa's dream to take my Grandma there. He'd been when he was in the navy, and he'd always wanted to see it again. So, my family sent them. Grandma loved it, just like Grandpa had been sure she would. They brought something back for all of us in the family, nothing huge, but something to show how much they appreciated the trip. They got back from their trip on September 11, 2001. They flew through Washington, DC. My Grandpa had even "complained a bit" he said because they got put on a "puddle jumper" plane as he called it to fly from DC to Greensboro, NC. Now he's very thankful for it because the big jet that left right before they did ended up being one of the hijacked planes. I'm very thankful that God protected my grandparents that day. So I treasure this momento from Hawaii because it reminds me that sometimes God protects us even when we don't realize it.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

Your grandparents are a handsome couple and you are so lucky to still have them in your life. hugs

Faith said...

What a cute couple! I love the lei and it is a great picture of it!! I thought it was a painting at first!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I thought it was a painting, too, or a greeting card!

Great story of God's faithfulness!

Kate said...

What a story! He is so faithful - always watching out for us. 55 years and still going strong - now that's a story! Great post! :)

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful treasure! Your grandparents, I meant, of course!

:) Diane

eph2810 said...

Oh, what a great treasure indeed. I love the story behind it. I am so happy that God protected your grandparents that fateful day.

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

That's super sweet!

Debi D said...

Wow! I bet you do treasure that...and thank God again and again for the reminder. Thanks for sharing that...it made a kind of crummy day brighter!

Mom Nancy said...

That is a great treasure and a remarkable story! My Tuesday Treasure is posted, too.