Today is such a wonderful day because my grandparents have been married for 49 years. What an awesome example and legacy they are leaving on this world and in my life. They have been in my life ever since I can remember, obviously. I am so thankful for the impact they made on me and the great times we have had together. They have enriched my life with there wisdom and by allowing me to travel. That is the best gift they have given me and it makes my heart so happy to have someone that loves me so much! I have learned so much from them. For example, there house was built on rice and that means that when I want mashed potatoes, it must be for a real good reason. If not, we will be having rice. I have also learned that Bia may appear to rule the roost, but in all honesty, Janjan really rules the roost. She likes to let Bia think that he does, but in all honesty, she does. I mean one time we went to China and she bought a house. Didn't even ask him, she just bought it and hoped he would like it. That is something I will never forget! They have been together for such a long time and have loved each other through some pretty hard times... Some I probably don't even know about. No matter what, they still love each other and that is something that I will always remember when it comes time for me to be in there shoes.
Also, this year is a big year because my Bia has been working with Riceland foods for 50 years. Isn't that an awesome achievement? He has worked so hard and he has a lot to be proud of. His job has taken him places that I am sure he never thought he would go. He has come a long way because he started at the bottom and has worked his way to the top. Most people don't have the strength and determination to do something like that. I admire him for that and I am lucky to come from a family with a great work ethic. It is so cool to have that and those people to learn from. When we went skiing a couple of weeks ago, that was in honor of my Bia and his wonderful accomplishment. He loves to ski and I am so happy he chose to celebrate with that trip. I will always cherish or times on the slopes. Bia is such a talented skier and even though he has to put up with all of us ammeters, he does it and never says one word. Even if he takes me down a black on accident, truth is, I would do it for him. He is such an inspiration and such a great leader. If I can one day be as successful and kind as him, then I know I am doing things right.
Janjan and Bia have worked to make sure that we experience and enjoy all that life has to offer. I am so thankful for this and I am so thankful that they get to experience it with us. I am sure 49 years ago, they never thought they would make it to this point in there life, but look at them now. It is truly a special thing!
I thank you for being my grandparents and I thank you for loving and teaching us all everyday. I am so thankful for you and I look up to you in more ways than you know. God has given me a wonderful example of life loving, christians who have a gift of spoiling there loved ones and being the heart of our family. You two are so special and we are thankful for our Janjan and Bia. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on such a successful life together. We are beyond thankful for you and your everyday example. I love you lots and thank you for being the heart of our family!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!