The Day My Life Changed

The Day My Life Changed

The Day My Life Changed

I stepped through the door to my grandmother and grandfathers home without even a
knock. My grandpa looked up from the television he was watching, from his cozy comer chair.
He had a head of snowy white hair gleaming in the room. Over his broad body, hung a navy blue
dress shirt and a fuzzy cardigan sweater. He wore slacks, held up awkwardly by a belt, allowing
his small potbelly to hang over it. His face showed the years of worry and stress, and his white
bushy eyebrows and growing second chin showed his old age. His smile greeted me. As I drew
close to him, his aging arms reached out and wrapped around my body and pulled me into a warm
loving hug. As he released me from the hug, I said, “Grandpa, I have some news I want you to
hear” as I plopped down in the chair beside him. “I wanted to let you know that I am getting
married,” I told him.

The room was left in a dead silence, frozen for a brief period of time, as we recovered
from the intensity of the news I had brought him.

Reaching for the remote to turn off the television, my grandfather looked at me.
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