My grandma called me last week from a number I didn’t recognize.
She was on her cell phone and I could hear road noise in the background as we talked.
She mentioned that my grandpa and her were in the area and had a gift to drop by for our son Lincoln who recently turned three.
After some turn-by-turn directions and a few minutes my grandpa and grandma arrived at our front door with birthday gifts for our son.
It was a surprise party of sorts.
Our kids were busy shouting and performing for attention and my grandparents were happy to provide as much attention as possible.
We happened to be making dinner at the time of their call and they were happy to join in for a small Mexican fiesta.
We sang happy birthday to Lincoln and enjoyed watching him open his gifts.
When the dinner table and wrapping paper were cleared we had had ourselves a wonderful impromptu party.
My grandparents live 40 minutes away from our house. This fact caused me to ask what brought them out near our house.
Their answer both impressed me and made me laugh.
My 90 year-old grandpa with a twinkle in his eye said he needed to get my grandma outside because she’d been cooped up working on their taxes for far too long.
I’m so thankful for the health and adventurousness of my grandparents.
At 90 years young my grandpa decided to take to the open road and take his wife out for a day of adventure.
This included cruisin’ I-90 at the age of 90.
My grandparents seem to live life the way Caleb from the Old Testament story of the Exodus did.
Caleb is quoted as saying:
“Today I am eighty-five years old. I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. So give me the hill country that the LORD promised me.” (Joshua 14.10-12, NLT)
I’m grateful for grandparents who have the health and will to go out and adventure themselves.
I hope to be cruisin’ I-90 when I’m 90.
Now if I could only get them on Facebook…