Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blazing

Blazer: Target, Shirt: FCUK, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Nine West, Necklace: Forever 21 and Ebay.

People say when girls are little they dream about there wedding day. I never once dreamed about the dress I would wear, the flowers, the cake, none of it when I was young. What I did dream about was the man that would love me whole-heartedly (is that a word?). When I was about 15 years old I realized the kind of love that I hoped to find.

My grandmother had just passed away after a long fight with cancer. It crushed my grandfather's heart, but he was strong for the family. He arranged everything for her funeral without a cry. When it came time to place a flower on her casket, he broke down. It was the first time many of us saw him cry. He visited her grave so often that he had a special chair and umbrella that was stashed away in his car. This is what I know as love.

Love sets your heart on fire.

9 comments:

Holly said...

aw that gave me chills

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Such a sweet story about your Grandfather!

honey my heart said...

i'm sorry about your grandmother. thank you for sharing this story of love.

wisewife said...

You made me tear up!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i have tear reading this.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

so simple yet so chic... got to love simplicity :)

♥ Marta ♥ said...

P.S. I so sorry about your grandmother.

mina said...

That is such a heart-warming and heart-wrenching story. I'm sorry for your loss.

Kristin said...

That is beautiful.