A recent trip that I took with my family was back in the year 2007, July 23 to be exact. We went to our home town back in Mexico. But this year was different. We were going because it was my grandparents 50th anniversary. And they had decided to renew their vows. I was really excited. I had gone before to weddings, but never before to a vow renewal. But most important this was for my grandparents. They are like my second parents, literally. They both helped raise me. When we arrived to Numaran, our small town in Mexico, all of our family was in joy. It was a huge occasion.
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Our family was all there. All of us. From my parents to my uncles to my cousins to me. We were all so excited; the celebration was the next day. Ahhhhhh I remember thinking. The day finally came. We walked to the church, all of us together. My grandma had a nice dress, my grandpa was wearing a black tux, I personally just had a dress shirt and slacks on because I don't really like dressing up all nice. But that didn’t matter at all. Once we got to the church we heard Father Tono talk to us about the great situation that was hand. He blessed us all and wished my grandparents many more years together. We then went to the ballroom. My grandparents wouldn't arrive till later because of the tradition that is done. We sat around all anxious for them to walk in. I remember thinking "I hope they get a standing ovation when they walk in." They got that and much more.
As soon as they walked in the music began to play. People stood up. They all clapped. Friends, Family, and even the workers of the ball room clapped. They got a standing ovation. No one was sitting down! Ah I remember how we had carnitas for dinner that day. I remember i was really fool but I wanted to dance with my grandma, and tell her how much she means to me. To congratulate her on being with my grandpa and how much I respect them. I did just that. While we danced for a bit I told her all of that. I remember seeing the joy in her eyes, she was really happy, not just because of what I had told her, but because we were all together, the family. Family is the most important thing we have. Family helps us get through things.
This trip was a celebration of two things. 1. The celebration of my grandparents. 2. The celebration of a caring family, and the love that we share for one another. And if you ask me, this is the most important thing there is. So some may think this was a "lame" trip. Or "what’s the big deal? He went to a party, i do that too" But to me this was way more than that. It was an opportunity to be with all of my family. With all of my loved ones, and share with them an important celebration.
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