Flat Stanley stepped down the stairs a little later than usual this morning. Nana and Papa were already making coffee and eggs in the kitchen.
“Happy Anniversary, it seems like 50 years, not 22; but I hope I’m lucky enough to enjoy many more with you.” He overheard Papa telling Nana.
Flat Stanley’s face turned a little red and he slowed his steps, kind of embarrassed to come trotting in on “the moment.”
Nana was smiling and was giving a Papa a kiss when he turned the corner at the base of the stairs. He turned into the bathroom rather quickly. Ew.
He could still hear them talking about all that they’ve been through with each other over the past 22 years, with the kids, grandkids, different homes and travel they enjoyed.
When he went into the living room he looked at the pictures on the walls that showed Nana and Papa when they were younger.
Later in the day, he was talking to Auntie Terri.
“So, what should we do for their anniversary?” Flat Stanley asked.
“Well cupcakes would be nice, but Papa is diabetic, so maybe flowers would be better.”
They decided they’d go look for some pretty flowers later. While they sat in their quiet thoughts, Flat Stanley had to ask.
“Auntie Terri, why would anyone want to get married? I’m never getting married. Yuck.”
“Well,” Auntie Terri replied with a bit of hesitation on how to answer this one. “There are different kinds of love. You know how you love Alexa and Briana as besties, and you love Nana and Papa because they are kind, loving people and me…” she said as she she squeezed his side, “When you’re older, things will look differently to you.”
Flat Stanley giggled a silly kind of bashful laugh over a conversation about love in it’s many forms.
“Can we go to the store now, Auntie Terri?” Flat Stanley asked.
They went to the store and found a nice assortment of beautiful flowers on this gorgeous spring day. They had a hard time choosing.
“Yellow and purple grow nicely together,” Terri said. These are beautiful and Nana will enjoy planting them in the garden with you and Briana.
Flat Stanley agreed and they went home to surprise Nana and Papa.
Nana and Papa were just finishing up their dinner when Flat Stanley surprised them with a picture he drew. He loves to draw. It was a picture of Nana and Papa.
“Happy Anniversary” He cried out as he came in with his work of art made just for them!
Terri and Briana came over to give them hugs and Nana and Papa loved the flowers they chose, but loved their smiles most of all.
“This is love…” Flat Stanley said with a smile.
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