In memory of what would have been my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary, I want to share this story with you. Perhaps you read it on Yahoo’s front page last year. It was this story that won a Content of the Year Award. I’m honored that I was able to tell it.
Wilbert Glenn Adriance, my grandpa, died on May 26, 2010, at the age of 91. Battling her own failing health, Grandma (Bonnie), his wife of almost 69 years, struggled with the grief of their separation. She wondered why she was still here on Earth. Her mind and body were painfully giving out. Some days she didn’t recognize her daughter (my mom) or anyone else. But then something very strange happened…
This is blog about the Bible, so I shouldn’t stray far from that purpose. However, this one is a personal tribute to my grandparents who demonstrated a lifelong love for each other. In many ways they inspire me to strive for a great, lifetime marriage that honors God. Let me just add this Scripture as a postscript to the story: “Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.” I Corinthians 13:8-10 ESV
Happy anniversary, Gma and Gpa. I miss you both!