Grandmother Gifted Granddaughter Her 60-Year-Old Wedding Dress From Heaven.
Grandmothers are awesome! They're full of love and they have an amazingly quirky sense of humor. They also tend to inspire us and lift us up when we need it the most. Plus, they make great listeners. Now, when women are young, some of them dream about what their wedding will look like one day, and although their special day may be years in the future, there's one person they can't imagine not being there for their wedding and that's their grandmother. Just ask Valerie Stultz, whose grandmother passed away, but she still managed to lend a hand at Valerie's wedding in the most special way ever.
Valerie Stultz did everything with her grandmother from attending plays to going to churches and more.
They shopped, went to doctor's appointments together, and even attended school and sports events. In fact, Valerie loved going to her grandma's house because she always felt safe and secure, and there were plenty of snacks, hugs and smiles waiting for her.
Shortly before she started 8th grade, Valerie and her family moved to Indiana, but her grandma didn't.
The grandmother had stayed in Iowa, but Valerie would still stay in touch with her and she'd visit her every summer. As Valerie grew older, she started having grown-up conversations with her. Valerie's grandmother made her promise to graduate college and to find a good man to marry.
One day, everything changed when Valerie got a call from her mom with some horrible news.
Her grandmother was in the ICU. This wasn't the first time, but she always bounced back. So, even though she was far away, Valerie hoped she would get to speak to her, and she got her wish. Her grandmother called and they had a wonderful conversation about Valerie's college semester.
A while later, she received a call from her dad who told her they had to go visit the grandmother at the hospital.
Sadly, the grandmother passed away in May 2015, a year before Valerie's college graduation. Grams had only met one person Valerie had dated, but not her future husband. So, while dividing up her belongings, Valerie came across a Precious Moments figurine and a wedding dress, which would play a huge role in her life later on.
Valerie graduated from Franklin College in 2016, and she was happy that she kept her promise.
She recalls crying while holding her graduation cap in the Hobby Lobby because she missed her grandmother, but knew that she would have been so damn proud of her. That same year in October, she met the man of her dreams and the two started dating.
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