This past weekend we threw my grandmother (Oma) a surprise 80th birthday party. All of my family flew back to my hometown for the big day and boy was she surprised. One of the most touching parts was the slide show my uncle put together - photos of my grandmother and other family members set to music. I cried the whole way through - missing my grandfather and wishing I knew him more and thankful that I had the opportunity to really get to know my amazing grandmother. And the rest of the weekend was spent catching up with loved ones and making plans to see each other more.