My grandmother's birthday is tomorrow, as is my step-mom's, so today the family got together for a celebratory brunch. In the midst of opening presents, my grandpa slipped my grandma a small wrapped box. Inside, she found a white jewelry box. You could see her multitude of wrinkles soften and her eyes glitter when she realized what she had been given.
Sitting in the box was a diamond engagement ring.
My grandparents had gotten married as adults (their wedding was when my dad met my step mom for the first time, 25 years before they got married themselves), and apparently Grandpa had never given Grandma an engagement ring. So now, 30 years later, he gave her one. Isn't that sweet?