They raised the amazing Man I am
blessed to be married to.
They had a hand in raising our two children
and I am beyond thrilled to say they
are impacting Maddie's life as well.
They became Shanna's grandparents when she was 4,
you would never know they hadn't been all along.
Opa would buy old electronics at garage sales
so Michael could take them apart.
Marlene would quite often mix up
Michael's outfits that I sent for him.
When I do that to Maddie I just smile and consider
Opa doesn't like to leave a good party.
Marlene doesn't like to overstay her welcome.
It's fun to watch.
Marlene is the model of the mother-in-law
I want to be.
They took my children to the zoo
so I didn't have to.
Opa took each of the kids driving on the tollway
and into Chicago when they were
learning to drive
so Mike didn't have to.
Not only are they
(in every sense of the word)