(Quick info: my dad passed away in 2008. He was always the most helpful towards my grandparents and he was also the first child they ever lost. My dad was 49 when he passed away. Cancer, diabetes, and back problems.)
My grandparents and I sat together the entire time and I sat in the middle. We made each other laugh, shared stories, ate cake together, I held my grandma's hand, etc. All the generations took turns taking pictures with them in groups, and I came out in almost every picture because my grandparents didn't want me to get up. My grandpapa couldn't stop smiling and they (my grandparents) kept telling me how happy and grateful they were for me showing up.
I had never seen my grandparents any happier than today when I arrived. Words can't describe what I felt like with my grandpapa and grandma by my side. I was there for at least 4 hours, yet time seems to not exist with them around me. They bring me so much happiness and I'm so glad that I was able to be there for my grandpapa. (He looked pretty serious before he saw me, but that all changed when we saw each other.)
Here are a couple of facts of my grandparents:
* My grandparents were neighbors as teenagers and married when my grandma was 17 and my grandpapa was 20.
*My grandpapa's father (Cruz Robles) fought in the Mexican Revolution. Out of the thousands of men that fought in Zacatecas that day, only 200 survived, my great grandpapa being one of the 200. The way he died was that he was found in his home, taken outside, and shot in the head in front of his family. My grandpapa was 13 years old when he saw this.
*When my grandpapa was young, he used to race on his horses (and was a very talented racer!)
*My grandma became very ill when my dad was just a toddler and people would offer to help her take care of him, but my grandma took care of him through her whole illness.
*My grandpapa and I are both the same horoscope sign, Libra. (September 29 & October 7.)