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Couples aren't the only ones showing their love with special surprises. This year, Tiffany chose to honor someone who's given her unconditional love throughout her life.

Since she was 2 years old, Tiffany says she's spent almost every weekend with her grandparents. Memories of their camping trips, visits to historical sites and volunteer opportunities fill photo albums and journals.

In December 2007, Tiffany's grandfather died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He and Tiffany's grandmother Helen had been married for almost 60 years. "I always knew my grandma was extra special. She has six children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren—she loves us all," Tiffany says. After her grandfather's passing, Tiffany says it really hit home that her time with her grandmother would eventually come to an end. "You realize, and you're just so grateful for every moment."

The day after her grandfather's funeral, Tiffany says her grandmother returned to her volunteer work and cooked Christmas dinner for fellow churchgoers. Though she loves giving to others, Tiffany says her grandmother never asks for much in return. There is one thing, however, that she's always wanted.
FROM: "I Love You" Surprises
Published on March 14, 2008