Dear Grandad & Grandma,
I know you can see what I’m up to; I know you’re proud and smiling down from Heaven. Just wanted to let you know that I am extremely honored to be able to call myself your granddaughter. I hope you beam when I succeed and I hope you laugh at me when I make my mistakes. Grandad, I know you were rolling with laughter when I changed the oil in my mustang this weekend…I made glorious mess along with STILL not getting the right-tighty, lefty-loosy concept down into practice. Imagining you doing so made my humor exactly what it needed to be to still enjoy the experience despite the mess.
In my limited experience as an adult, I’m realizing how incredibly precious you guys were. Your love and devotion [to each other, to your family, friends and even strangers] was extraordinary. I know it wasn’t a fairy tale and that there were rough times. Given that fact, you two were definitely a great example for life in general.
My life has taken a lot of twists and turns over the last ten years. I have not taken a step where I haven’t thought of you and thought of how much joy you provided. I hold and cherish those memories each day.
🙂 I’m starting to see each of you in myself and some of the things I do. Grandad, your influence and character example is helping me achieve my professional dreams. Me Ma, your gentle disposition and caring spirit carries over into how I love my friends and family.
The list of things below guarantee to bring a smile to my face along with tears in my eyes. Even with that, the thoughts and memories recall the joys of those days. Precious they are. Precious you are. Always and Forever.
Memories and a Smile
– Thunderstorms & Lightning
– Cloud formations
– Fireworks on the Isle of Palms
– Pancake Breakfasts
– Early Sunrise Mornings
– Spaghetti Dinners [Dinners in general, Outback Steakhouse traditions]
– Gerber Daisies, Red Roses
– the Beach, the ocean, Sea Shells
– Sand Castles and Body Boarding, Swimming
– Rainy Days
– Bear [Big] Hugs
– your Smiles, your Stories
I Miss You. I carry you with me EVERYWHERE I go. I Love You.