Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Clifford & Evelyn.

I would like you to meet Yousuf's grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn. This past month they celebrated their 60th anniversary, and I think you can see that they are still very much in love after all these years. They live in Ontario, Canada and when they heard that their great-grandgirls couldn't come to their anniversary shindig (because we're in the middle of immigration proceedings), they decided to drive down just to see them.

Cliff and Ev may not be spring chickens, but they have an enthusiasm for life and love and family that knows no bounds. They spent this past weekend with us, letting the girls crawl all over them - and they didn't complain, not even once. Inara and Nissa were absolutely enthralled with Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa, and watching them play together was a precious gift that I am going to cherish for a very long time.

Every so often during their visit with us, Cliff and Ev would look at each other and a secret smile would pass between them.  I'm not sure what it meant exactly, but after being lucky enough to spend time in their company over the years, I have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact that they are really and truly happy. You can just see it in their eyes. I want us to be like that when we grow up.

Thank you Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa, for a lovely weekend filled with laughter and love, for your kind kisses and sweet embraces, for your inexhaustible source of energy, and for the gift of knowing the both of you. And for the homemade butter tarts.

Happy 60th Anniversary, lovebirds.
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