Monday, August 31, 2009

Four Years.

My post this morning is going to be dedicated to my Granddad. Four years ago, as of yesterday, he lost his battle with cancer.
My Granddad was such a huge part of my life and it's still hard to realize that he isn't around anymore. He had the biggest personality of anybody I've ever known and that's what made him so lovable. He always made it to all of my soccer games and always managed to yell louder than every adult on the sidelines around him -- even if it was a smart remark to the referee :] There was never a time when he couldn't make me smile or laugh, or make me feel special just for being me. Although he'll never get to see me with a high school jersey on, walk across the stage to get my diploma, walk down the aisle, or get to meet my first child, I know in my heart he is really behind me every step of the way. There is no doubt in my mind that he is looking down on me supporting my every decision in my quest for a healthier, happier life. Words can't describe the wonderful influence he put on my life and the memories I had with him, but what I can tell you in clarity is how much I love and miss him.
I love you Granddaddy and I always will.

3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather. I'm sorry to hear about your loss; but I commend you for putting your thoughts about him into writing. It seems that, at the beginning, putting our feelings into words can be so difficult; but over time - in your case, four years - you feel the desire to do just that. Beautiful! :)

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  2. This is such a special post, sweetheart. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I know your granddad is smiling down on you right now, so proud of you and all of you amazing accomplishments recently. Keep it up, beautiful

    my thoughts and prayers are with you, angel <3
    all my love,
    Jenny

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  3. Such a heartwarming post... Your granddad is watching over you. And he's with you every step of the way. So make him proud girl!

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